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We work with older people in the community, working closely with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Sheffield City Council.

The Good Neighbour Scheme Volunteer 2018/19

This opportunity takes place between 06 Sep 2018 and 31 Aug 2019.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the lives of older people in our communities. Friendly Visiting involves volunteers visiting an elderly person on a regular basis and having a chat and a cup of tea and providing some welcome social contact.

What skills do I need?

Have a caring attitude, the ability to listen, must be reliable, ability to work unsupervised. There are also one-off opportunities to help out which can involve occasional emergency shopping, escorting someone to a hospital appointment, checking in on a person when they have been discharged from Hospital or helping to rearrange furniture to enable easier access in a property.

What will I gain?

Satisfaction in helping to address loneliness. Work experience. Work references.

Training and support

All volunteers are offered an induction course and occasional training events throughout the year. Staff are always available to give support and advice.

Time commitment

Daytime - evenings - weekend; flexible to suit you.







DBS (criminal records) check



We always try to place volunteers in their preferred geographical area.

Travel information

Details are available from the Co-ordinator.
  • CausesOlder people, Social isolation
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsBefriending, Communication skills, Listening
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Third sector and charity work

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