Compassionate Neighbours is free, community-led support for people living with a serious, long-term or terminal illness in your local area. Compassionate Neighbours helps unlock people’s compassion and purpose, building stronger connected communities introducing local people based on their shared likes, interests and experiences
Why we need your help
People living with a serious, long-term or terminal illness often struggle with loneliness and could do with some extra support. Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference. They are a network of trained volunteers who are willing to offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their community who are coping with serious illness.
What time should you offer?
Flexible around your schedule, ideally we’d like roughly 1 – 2 hours per week but you will decide this with your community member and will be matched accordingly.
There are also two days of initial training and ongoing monthly Practice Development Meetings, of which we encourage all of our Neighbours to attend at least 5 per year.
Where will you be based?
You will be matched with someone, known as your community member, to visit in their own home in your local community, ideally close to where you live or work.
The project will run within the Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling areas so this is where we will be recruiting Neighbours.
What activities will you be involved in as part of this volunteer role?
What you can gain from volunteering in this role
Training and support provided
What we are looking for
Anything else you need to know
To apply please fill in the volunteer application form below
Visit this page for more information about the Compassionate Neighbours project