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Date published: 22/01/2018

Community Companions
part of the Big Lottery funded Connecting our Communities Project
co-ordinated by BAVO in partnership with Neath Port Talbot CVS

Do you have an hour to spare? BAVO's Big Lottery Funded Community Companions befriending Volunteer and beneficiary enjoying cup of coffeeover 50s scheme is looking to recruit more volunteer befrienders. Imagine going days or weeks without seeing somebody or not being able to get out of the house. An hour of your time to visit someone in their home to help them get out and about can make a huge difference.

“Community Companions is of tremendous importance to me. It is lovely to have company at home and to
share my feelings and worries with my befriender.”

By becoming a volunteer befriender you can help older people meet others, improve their access to local services and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

“Volunteering for Community Companions, I completed many courses. I am so thrilled it has helped greatly to get me where I am today. I have voluntary skills behind me that no one can take away from me.”

Out of pocket travel expenses are covered and full training given.

For further details call Tracy at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E:


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