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Be A Volunteer Befriender

A befriender is a volunteer, who conducts weekly home visits. We are always seeking like-minded individuals to join our family and help relieve the loneliness and isolation of our seniors.

Criteria
  • 18 years old and above (those below 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent or relative)
  • Ability to converse in Chinese dialects, Malay or Tamil is an advantage
  • Able to commit on a long term basis for weekly home visits
  • Keen to interact with seniors
Desired Traits of A Befriender
  • Have a desire to make a difference for the seniors
  • Willing to commit time and effort
  • Have the passion for working with seniors
  • Patient, understanding & compassionate

Befriender Commitment, Responsibilities and Benefits

FOR THE BEFRIENDERS
  • Sense of self-satisfaction from engaging in meaningful voluntary work
  • Opportunity to learn from and serve the members of the ageing population while gaining a better understanding of various ageing and health issues
  • Relevant development and training opportunities to upgrade befriending skills
  • Participation in regular activities/gatherings for volunteers
  • Invitation to our annual Appreciation & Awards dinner
FOR THE SENIORS:
  • Relieving the loneliness of the seniors by becoming their friend and providing psycho-emotional support
  • Helping the seniors to continue living in their homes for as long as they can
  • Improve interpersonal communication skills
Responsibilities
  • Weekly home visits to seniors’ residence
  • Provide social and psycho-emotional support to senior
  • Submit visit reports (check-call reports) to Befriender Executive regularly
  • Inform Befriender Executive if seniors shows unusual behaviour such as signs of depression, abuse, suicidal tendencies, or for any urgent matter so that professional help can be sought
Register As A Volunteer Befriender

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