Age UK South Lakeland is looking for volunteers to work within our growing befriending service, Friends Exchange. We are looking for telephone, IT and personal befrienders to join or growing voluntary team.
Telephone befrienders call those that want the service for a regular chat to ensure they recieve some social interaction, but may not wish volunteers in their home.
IT befrienders are part tutor, part befriender; teaching clients how to use IT to retain social links, and getting more comfortable with contacting people online.
Personal befrienders visit clients in their homes.
All our befrienders are working towards getting our clients more involved socially - starting in their homes and encouraging them to join more social groups and make new friends until the service is no longer required.