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West Essex Macmillan Volunteer Befriender - Harlow

As a volunteer befriender you would visit a person or a couple at home that we are supporting, to offer companionship and a friendly, listening ear at a difficult time. Those we support have cancer or other long term conditions, or are caring for a loved one who is unwell. You would be matched to a client and visit them on a regular basis. Volunteers may also provide respite for a carer by sitting with the client while they have a short break.

Apply before: Thursday 28 February 2019

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.


What we're looking for

  • Good listener
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Patient, flexible and reliable
  • Able to respect boundaries and maintain confidentiality
  • Able to recognise when to ask for support

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Satisfaction from helping others in need
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of staff and volunteers
  • Recieve good quality ongoing training and support
  • A chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV
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