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Organisation: General     Date Posted: 29/03/2019

Opportunity: Befriender with Dog Volunteer

Opportunity Code: VH104-10122

Closing Date to Apply: -

Purpose:
This charities mission is to reduce loneliness in the elderly. Many people have lost friends and family as they have got older and at the same time they have found themselves unable to care for a dog. Some are profoundly lonely and socially isolated and desperately miss the friends they have lost, two legged and four legged.

Organisation recruits and deploy professionally assessed volunteer befrienders and their dogs to regularly visit older people in their own homes on referral as well as in care and medical establishments.

Duties:
Would like someone who generally enjoys meeting new people but more specifically, we hope they will be:

Reliable - always does what they say they will and can be relied upon.

Compassionate - is kind and sensitive to the needs of others.

Assured - calm under pressure and resolves unexpected issues responsibly.

Friendly - warm and encourages conversation
Honest - completely trustworthy.

Time needed from Volunteer:
Flexible around volunteer.

Skills Experience & Qualifications:
Induction information is provided plus ad hoc dementia or safeguarding training is offered.

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