Winchester Live at Home Scheme offers support and friendship to older people living in their own homes; helping to maintain independent living, improve well-being and reduce isolation.

We require extremely reliable and trustworthy volunteer befrienders to visit a Member of the Scheme in their own home, to offer companionship, support and to reduce their feeling of isolation and loneliness. You will be required to make a commitment of at least one hour per visit, on a weekly basis.  We cover all areas in and around Winchester and the surrounding villages so you may be required to travel. 


Excellent communication and listening skills, patience, empathy and understanding of the needs of older people, a flexible approach, reliable, punctual, provide a supportive and non-judgemental service, able to maintain confidentiality at all times.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 07/02/2017

End Date: 23/03/2019

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Availability Details

The Volunteer will need to fit in with the requirements of the Member as to the day and time of the weekly visit required.


The United Church
Jewry Street
SO23 8RZ

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