One-to-One Peer Befriender

  • Elderly
  • Befriending/Mentoring
  • All of West Dunbartonshire
  • Hours are flexible as the time is determined by the Befriendee and Befriender

Across West Dunbartonshire, many people live alone and can often feel isolated.
The reasons for this will be varied - they may have difficulty leaving the house alone, have no close family or friends, or have lost confidence after illness or a life-change. In every case, what is missing is someone like you.
Everyone gets older and we are living longer. It can become harder to make new friends and connections as we leave work, grow apart, see family move away and deal with health issues.
The aim of the initiative is to support people to feel they are involved in their communities and build their confidence to be as active as they can - we need your help to make it happen.
With your help, someone in our community could feel supported, less alone and more able to get out and about. If this sounds like you, all we ask is a few hours every week of your time, over a year. We will be here to provide any help and support you need.
In return you will have the satisfaction that your support has made all the difference in someone else’s life. Please help us.
You will understand that for everyone safety you will be asked to go through a PVG (police) check.

WDCVS VISA employability scheme is where volunteers who are actively looking for work can brush up on the skills that employers are looking for, the VISA certificate highlights the skills that the volunteer has achieved in their volunteer role, the certificate can be created and sent to them as a PDF.

Travel Info
You will receive out-of-pocket expenses.
Minimum age 18
- PVG Required

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