Organisation: Royal Air Forces Association
Opportunity: Befriender Volunteer – Chichester
Right now, there are RAF veterans in the Chichester area who are lonely and isolated. As a Befriender Volunteer, you could step in to change that. It wouldn’t take much of your time and it’s a great way to use your skills, give something back and feel good. The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families. The aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness, by giving time to listen to people either in person or over the phone and to encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, to ensure that the beneficiary remains part of the community and feels socially connected. The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, it could simply involve a cup of tea and a chat or it could be to accompany them to their first meeting of an interest group in their community.
Link for application: https://www.vaac.org.uk/volunteering/opportunity/befriender-volunteer-chichester-260/260