About the opportunity

Welcome Friends Blaenau Gwent is a project aimed at helping socially isolated, lonely people who are aged 50+. We do this through arranging home visits and encouraging people to become involved in social activities. All volunteers are trained and supported by Welcome Friends staff.

Volunteers cover a wide variety of roles within Welcome Friends throughout Blaenau Gwent. Some volunteers make weekly home visits to isolated individuals and encourage them to take part in a social activity. Others help organise and run social activities in community settings such as sheltered accommodation, day centres or libraries.

Volunteer requirements

  • Good listening skills
  • Interested in working with older people and an understanding of the problems they face
  • Be able to provide the names of two independent referees whom they have known for at least two years
  • Over 18
  • Be willing to have a criminal record check (DBS)

What we provide

As a volunteer you’ll receive:

  • Induction training, short informal training sessions and on-going support
  • Travel expenses to your placement or activity
  • Opportunities for involvement in events and social activities



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How to apply

Or call 07788 310444