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Befriender with Age Friendly Roscrea

Age Friendly Roscrea

About Age Friendly Roscrea

To ensure Roscrea is a great place in which to live and grow old. To consult with older people and ascertain their needs and wishes. To raise awareness among supports and service providers as to what older people will need and want. To support organisations in the planning and implementation of age friendly strategies. To initiate a number of age friendly projects.

What's Involved

To deliver friendship service in accordance with Age Friendly Roscrea policy and procedure.
To provide telephone or visiting service at an agreed time and date agreed in a friendly and positive manner.
To communicate and liaise with project leader in accordance with policy.
To maintain a strict level of confidentiality

What's required for this position

Good social skills; a caring and friendly person; an interest in engaging and supporting older people; an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and wishes of older people; good communication skills; confidential

  • Advocacy/ Lobbyist
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Phone Support/ Information Giver

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:

Other location details:
Abbey Street, Roscrea

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will gain experience, make a positive difference to the well being of the clients they engage with and the community in general. They will sharpen their people skills, they will increase their awareness of the needs and wishes of older people.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Tipperary
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