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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47987

  • Befriender
    with Guardian Care Homes (One) Ltd.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:The gentleman uses a walking frame, he needs assistance to cross the road safely and to be escorted to the shops
     •  He likes to have lunch in Marks and Spencer and will need help to carry his lunch to the table
     •  The gentleman goes into town in a taxi with his escort
     •  The gentleman would require assistance with any shopping he may wish to do on the day
     • 
    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Induction to Guardian Care Homes policies and procedures. Mentor will be assigned prior to commencing the role. Visits to the resident, supervision and support for outings until the volunteer feels comfortable.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses would be paid on the day.

    Experience required:Patience and good common sense

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Male would be better as gentleman responds better to male workers

    Application process:No details were provided - contact us to find out more.

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsLeys Park Care Home would be the venue, travel into town and back would be by taxi. Any expense incurred travelling to Leys Park would be met.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).