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  • Disability
  • Health and Hospices
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People


  • Caring and Helping People

Our Good Neighbour volunteers transform the lives of older people by supporting and empowering them to live the life they want and stay connected to their communities.

Whether it is helping someone attend a club, accompanying them on a walk to build confidence, supporting them to go shopping or visiting them at home for a cuppa, our volunteers make a real difference to the people they support.

You will work with an individual to support them to take positive steps to improve their wellbeing and reduce their feelings of loneliness and isolation. This could include one-to-one or group activities, and may link into other services in the area - whatever suits the person so that they remain a part of their local community.

Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you visit, which is hugely rewarding for both you and the person you visit.

We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet.

Please note that due to the current situation this role will initially involve telephone befriending at first, and an enhanced DBS (police) check will be required.

What skills do I need?

A friendly personality

Good communication skills

An awareness of confidentiality

A non-judgemental attitude

The ability to work within legal and Royal Voluntary Service guidelines.


  • Disability
  • Health and Hospices
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People


  • Caring and Helping People


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    16 years and over.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Occasional weekend support may be considered - please contact the team for more details.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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