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.

The Dementia Befriending Service 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 match people with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular weekly basis.

Time commitment

- Applicants are in a position commit for at least 1 year.
- Applicants understand and agree to complete all the required training and induction in a timely manner. (matches cannot proceed otherwise)
- Are in a position to make regular weekly visits for up to 1 hour at a time that suits the client.
- Attend at least 2 Volunteer Forums a year.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Volunteers are briefed on the current organisational procedures in relation to the role.
If needed PPE is provided.
If needed the role can be adapted and carried out remotely

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.

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 at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.