BBC Community Life helps Volunteer Now appeal for Befrienders
Look out for BBC Community Life coming up on 26, 27 & 29 May on BBC1 and BBC2 highlighting our Befriending Scheme and the special bond between volunteer Olivia and client Henrietta.
Our Befriending Scheme operates across the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust area. Volunteers help support this vital work with socially isolated older people and demand to match older clients with a volunteer is growing. Befrienders will usually visit once a week for approximately one hour to provide company, build friendship and combat social isolation. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months and must be sensitive to other people’s beliefs and opinions.
Click here to watch a snippet of Oliva chatting about her role as a befriender.