Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to commit to a minimum number of hours each month to be a volunteer Angel?
A. No, that's why volunteering can fit so well around your existing lifestyle. Just tell us roughly how much time you would like to give - and we will match you up with someone suitable. It will be up to you both to agree a convenient time to visit that suits you both.
Q. Will I get training and support to be a volunteer?
A. Yes. We will give you training so you know what to expect and so you can carry out our role with confidence. You will also get support from the coordinator and have regular meetings with other volunteers.
Q. Will I get my expenses paid?
A. Yes. We don't want anybody to be out of pocket as a result of volunteering. That's why we pay all associates costs including travel, telephone, parking etc.
Q. Will I need to have a Police check?
A. All of our volunteer must undergo a DBS check (previously known as a CRB check). There is no cost to you if we apply for a DBS check on your behalf and usually these do not take longer than a few weeks to process. We will also need 2 references. In this time though we can start your training and induction - so it won't feel like you are waiting around.
Q. What if I don't have anything in common with the person I am allocated?
A. As we know, sometimes people just don't 'click' (luckily this doesn't happen often!). If this does happen, don't worry. Just speak to us and we can try and allocate you someone you feel more comfortable with and we can reallocate the person you visited to someone else too.
Q Can I get more information about the project
A Yes – Give Glenys Brown the Coordinator a ring on 07443 476798
Referrals for Short Term Low Level Support
Whilst most referrals come via professionals working with vulnerable people, anyone can refer by phoning Glenys Brown on 07443 476798.
The criteria for referral are:
Must live alone without nearby family and friends for support