Good Neighbour volunteer

Royal Voluntary Service Good Neighbours

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As a good neighbours volunteer you would be matched up with an older person who is suffering from isolation and loneliness who would benefit from a little help to get out and about, join a new club or activity, or even just increase their confidence in day-to-day tasks. Visiting them in their home, we will support you to provide information and assistance in enabling them to become more confident and get more out of life. The service runs for a 12 visit period and can include tasks like : supporting client to attend local clubs, groups, activities; accompanying to the shops or for a short walk; enabling the take up of a new hobby; simple every day tasks in and out of the home.


Skills required:

friendly personality with good communication skills. good understanding of confidentiality. willingness to listen and patient attitude. 

No experience necessary.


Helping older people in your community; personal development; making new friends and trying new things. Training is provided and expenses are covered.

Practical Considerations

Flexible hours of volunteering based around the volunteer's availability. Own transport would make the work easier but not essential as long as volunteer is happy to travel on public transport.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Details
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training