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Imagine going days or weeks without seeing somebody or not being able to get out of the house

Date published: 16/04/2018


Do you have an hour to spare?Community Companions
We desperately need more volunteer befrienders!

Imagine going days or weeks without seeing somebody or not being able to get out of the house. Sadly our waiting list has over 100 older people just looking for a bit of support and company now and again.

An hour of your time can make all the difference to someone who just needs a visit, a chat or a little bit of help to get out and about once in a while. Out of pocket travel expenses are covered and full training given.

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

“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.”

For further details call Tracy at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

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