Our volunteers are the backbone of our charity and are vital to our cause; without them we would have no way of offering our services to the elderly in North East Lincolnshire. We are always on the look out for more volunteers, as the demand for our services is constantly growing!
If you are interested in becoming a member of our team and offering your time in order to help others, then please read on to find out how you can make a real difference to people’s lives.
Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer with us (16+ for social clubs). Currently our volunteer ages range from 23 to 85! Just as our members are diverse in their backgrounds, our volunteers also have a wide range of backgrounds. We have volunteers who are students, retired, unemployed, employed, disabled, non-disabled, or people who have previously undertaken a caring role.
You can volunteer as much time as you would like in the week, and we will do our best to work around the hours you are available.
We offer a variety of volunteering roles, where you can gain valuable experience and a sense of fulfilment.
Our one to one befriending service could not run without the help of our amazing volunteers. Many older people in North East Lincolnshire have little to no social interaction during the week, and really benefit from seeing a friendly face.
Volunteering just one hour a week of your time could make such a difference and will be incredibly valuable to someone in need. You can provide someone with a window to the outside world and enjoy their company as well. We match our members and volunteer befrienders based on personality and interests, so that a real friendship can grow.
If you are interested in volunteering with Friendship at Home, make sure to ask yourself the following questions:
If the answer to any, or all, of the questions above is “Yes” then we’d love to hear from you!
Our volunteer application form can be downloaded here.
You can send the completed application form via post, via email or drop to our office in person.
All of our volunteers will be subject to an interview and a DBS check before starting with us and must provide two character references.