Volunteer Telephone Befriender Colchester job in CO at Age Concern

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Employer - Age Concern
Job title - Volunteer Telephone Befriender Colchester
Job Description
About Age Concern Colchester
Age Concern Colchester is a Charity which is focused on making life better for individuals in later life. The current services that we provide cover:-
Identifying benefits that those over 60 are entitled to and supporting in the application process
Providing a befriending service according to the needs of the individual
Supplying a qualified and vetted list of handyperson individuals who can support the elderly
Provides clubs for those in older life for companionship
Supports in times of bereavement and end of life
Runs a community hub and cafe for those in later life
The people that volunteer and work with us our special and provide a great deal of care for those in later life and who need support, advice, information and sometimes just someone to listen. What are we looking for?
Befriending
We would like you to be yourself and positively meet with someone who needs friendship over the phone
Work with the befriending coordinator and assistants to match up with over 60's
Meet regularly with people you are paired up with over a weekly phone call
Provide us feedback on how things are going with those who you provide friendship too
Friendship Groups
Work to understand the people you befriend to see what their needs are
Feedback on these needs to the befriending coordinator and assistant befriending coordinators
Do your best to introduce your client to friendship groups that Age Concern run
Consider key dates where friendship matters; bank holidays, Christmas and Easter to do something special for your client
Work with the befriending coordinator and assistant befriending coordinator to develop ways to combat loneliness more widely in Colchester
People fund what we do so often we need to ask information from yourself and those you befriend for case studies and to understand if the volunteering you have done has had a positive impact. We therefore do ask for regular feedback on how things are going Practical Considerations
We have a very varied range of volunteering opportunities
It is important that you volunteer with a client that you can develop a good friendship with
We aim to link you with people where there is a good connection
If it doesn't work we want you to let us know so we can find something right for you / the client
We want you to enjoy your volunteering and really value regular feedback
Whilst all applications to volunteer are on equal merit we are very interested in those in later years coming to join us
This is a remote position.
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Job Location Colchester CO
Date Posted 05 Sep 2020
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