ALONE provides Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending, BConnect training and technology, and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.
Information for volunteers
ALONE’s Befriending & Support service provides companionship to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit or telephone call. The service is designed to alleviate the negative impacts loneliness has on mental and physical health. Volunteers are trained and supported by professional staff. If the older person’s needs change, staff also work with them to coordinate the additional supports they need to age at home.
The Role of the Befriending & Support Volunteer:
To provide companionship by visiting or calling at least once a week for one hour.
to provide small practical supports where necessary and appropriate.
Volunteers are not there to support with home help or care assistants tasks
All our volunteers are trained, Garda vetted and supported by experienced mentors.