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Opportunity: Individual Befriending

Opportunity description: 

We are looking for volunteers to visit elderly AJR members who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust in their own homes. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely, so they would be grateful to have your companionship and much-needed assistance. You as a volunteer would make regular visits, be someone to talk to and - depending on the member’s physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping. Through these visits, our volunteers build rewarding and enduring friendships with survivors and it proves to be an extremely rewarding activity. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten. Befrienders visit between 1-3 hours weekly, fortnightly, or even monthly and should commit for at least 6 months.

Location: 
Volunteers will work in clients' homes, to the Head Office, the closest tube is Finchley Central.
Commitment: 
Flexible
Commitment - more information: 
Volunteers can work on Monday -Thursday and Sundays, or Friday mornings and evenings. Minimum commitment of six months.

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