Derbyshire: Volunteers needed to become ‘befrienders’
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire’s Bolsover Befriending Services is searching for people who can provide a vital link for these people to the outside world.
The service is available to all adults aged over 18.
Service coordinator Sam Tock said: “Age UK already run successful befriending services in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales areas, so we were delighted to be awarded funding from Derbyshire County Council to deliver a service across Bolsover.”
They can help people achieve specific goals or just be there for a chat. Full training will be provided.
Christine Kneeling, a befriender who has recently completed her training said: “I first discovered the Bolsover Befriending Service by picking up a leaflet whilst at my local Job centre and decided to apply as a volunteer to help make a difference to some of the more lonely residents.”
For details call 01433 620263, email [email protected] or post to C/o Caroline Court Day Centre, Marsh Avenue, Hope, Derbyshire, S33 6RX