Volunteer Companion


To offer companionship to lonely and isolated people within Teesdale , to improve their self confidence, emotional health and wellbeing , reducing their social isolation and promoting their independence.


Visiting the isolated person with whom you have been matched in their home , building a relationship of friendship and trust. Engaging in any hobbies as appropriate.

Skills & Qualities

To be reliable and have a genuine interest in improving the lives of others
To have good communication skills
To have patience and a warm, positive, open and friendly attitude

When & Where?

1.5 to 2 hours per week or fortnight.
visiting to be within the isolated person's home within Teesdale

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

volunteers will be expected to attend a short training course - covering such topics as the impact of social isolation, communication skills and boundaries. All travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Volunteer Benefits

The benefits of volunteering are widely acknowledged. Dedicating your time as a volunteer can be such a great experience- it helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills as well as giving you an opportunity to give something back and make a positive difference to your local community.

Other Information
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Hours: 1.5 - 2 Type: Mentoring/Befriending

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