Volunteer Befrienders Wanted

Befriending in Buckinghamshire

Could you volunteer for our Buckinghamshire Befriending Service to help support people with dementia?

Alzheimer’s Society provides support to people affected by dementia in Buckinghamshire. Sadly however, we know that a number of people in the local community do not receive any support, simply because they do not realise that there is specialist help available to them.

We already have some wonderful volunteers who support people with dementia by helping at our Activity Cafés in Aylesbury and Chesham, our Dementia Cafes in Buckingham and Iver and Singing for the Brain® groups in Aylesbury, Beaconsfield and Buckingham. We are now looking for more people to volunteer their time and get involved in our befriending service.

Our trained befrienders provide companionship and are matched with people depending on their personality and common interests. With the support of befrienders people with dementia are able to continue to do things they love.

Volunteer Befrienders can help a person with dementia in various ways. A Group Befriender may take part in a walking group, gardening, bowling, visiting a garden centre or other activity. A Telephone Befriender may call someone for a chat on a weekly basis or a Befriender may prefer to visit someone in their home for a chat and a cup of tea.

If you would like to know more about the role of befriending volunteer please contact the Befriending Manager Buckinghamshire on 01296 331722 or bucksbefriending@alzheimers.org.uk

You can also visit their Facebook page on: https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimersSocietyCentralWest?fref=ts