Morden College is a Charity dedicated to supporting older people. Founded in 1695 by the pioneering merchant, Sir John Morden, the Charity has been at the forefront of enriching older people’s lives for more than 300 years.
Today the Charity’s core purpose is to provide older people who are in need with a home for life, to support them as they grow older, and to provide care services, including residential care and residential nursing care, if the need arises.
We are a strong community, committed to enabling the older people we support to have the highest quality of life, for the rest of their life.
For more information on us, visit: https://www.mordencollege.org.uk/
Information for volunteers
The role of befriender is a global one, aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness in our communities. As a volunteer telephone befriender at Morden College, you will offer a listening ear and support Morden College residents who have opted to use our service.
Your regular friendly chats can build confidence and result in many positive outcomes, both for you and the resident. It’s a great chance to meet someone new, develop a new connection and help in a positive way which is suited to your availability.
Your main tasks will be:
• To telephone residents that you have been matched with at agreed times
• To keep a regular and accurate account of conversations via the log sheet
• To report any concerns or problems to the Volunteering Manager