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Age UK Camden
Age UK Camden aims to promote the well-being of all older people in the London borough of Camden and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We provide a wide range of services and projects that aim to support people in later life, including those that are the most vulnerable and isolated.

Dementia Befriending supports people to live independently and safely at home for as long as possible, stay socially engaged and carry on doing what they love. The service supports Camden residents over the age of 55 in the early or moderate stages of dementia.

We offer Camden residents the opportunity to join our Dementia Befriending service. We match people with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis.


In this role you will

  • Make a regular weekly visit at a time suitable to the older person.
  • Provide conversation and company
  • Spend time chatting with the older person, talking with them about their current and past life experiences
  • Provide feedback on your conversations to our coordinator as required

Make our coordinator aware of any emerging issues or concerns that the older person has agreed to be shared with us.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Older person they are matched with
Dementia Befriending Manager
Volunteering Manager
Training and Induction for the role is provided and includes: (this is mandatory)

• Online Dementia Awareness course
• Age UK Camden organisational induction
• Induction to Dementia Befriending Service and Dementia Befriending Relationships
• Safeguarding Adults online course
• Data Awareness online course

Time commitment

Volunteering Hours:

• Befriending (in person) - 1.5 /2 hours a week, (Some flexibility for weekend visits)
• Befriending (telephone) – 30 minutes

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.