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Befriender

Our Current Volunteer Opportunities

Befriender

Can you spare an hour for to relieve loneliness?

Along with providing exercise, social activities, dementia and inclusion groups, trips, and fish and chips on a Friday, we provide an important befriending service to our more lonely or isolated members.

Spending up to an hour a week at a time that suits you and your partner, a befriender helps provide company, friendship, and a connection to the outside world. Being a listening ear, someone to reminisce with, play games, share skills, hobbies and stories, a volunteer befriender is an important and rewarding role here at AVSED.

Minimum requirement - Ages 18+

 

With full training and support given, this role does require an enhanced DBS check to take part. If you would like to learn more, complete the enquiry form by clicking here.

Minibus Driver

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Our door to door transport service is key to providing some of our members the indepence they need to access our services and activities and avoid remaining isolated and lonely at home.

 

Volunteer minibus drivers help to pickup members for different activities throughout the week, with a general time commitment being a morning or afternoon per activity. We are looking to recruit volunteers with a friendly, happy demeanor and a confident driving style, or someone who is willing to learn how to drive our adapted minibus. 

Ad-hoc and regular weekly hours are available.

Minimum requirements - Ages 30 - 70. Full UK licence held for at least 2 years.

 

With full training and support given, this role does require an enhanced DBS check to take part. If you would like to learn more, complete the enquiry form by clicking here.

Passenger Assistant

Our door to door transport service is key to providing some of our members the indepence they need to access our services and activities and avoid remaining isolated and lonely at home.

 

Volunteer Passenger Assistants support our minibus drivers and help to pick up members for different activities throughout the week, with a general time commitment being a morning or afternoon per activity. We are looking to recruit volunteers with a friendly, happy demeanor who can support our members from door to door and provide company, companionship and guidance on and off our transport

Ad-hoc and regular weekly hours are available.

Minimum requirement - Ages 18+

 

With full training and support given, this role does require an enhanced DBS check to take part. If you would like to learn more, complete the enquiry form by clicking here.

Hot Food Deliverer

We deliver delicious Fish and Chips to some of our members on a Friday dinner time, and volunteers help to provide this service by collecting portions from the local chip shops and delivering to 3 or 4 members within the local area following basic food hygiene protocols.

We need regular weekly, and ad-hoc support to help cover holidays and sicknesses on a Friday between 11.15am and 12.15pm

Minimum requirement - Ages 18+, own vehicle

With full training and support given, this role does require an enhanced DBS check to take part. If you would like to learn more, complete the enquiry form by clicking here.

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