Helping support the Elderly
in South Tyneside

Volunteer as a befriender

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please complete the form below and send us your details.
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Your Details:

First Name*
Last Name*
Date of Birth*

Please indicate your ethnic origin


Town / City*
Post code*

Do you drive?

Current Employment

Are you currently in paid employment

About You:

Please tell us about why you would like to become a befriender with the Happy at Home project and tell us about any experience you have which you feel would be useful.


Your Preferences

In order to help us "match" you up with a person to visit we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions:

Do you have a preference whether you visit a male or female?
Do you have a preference about the age range of the person you visit?
Do you have a preference about whether the person you visit smokes?
Are there any types of pet that you are uncomfortable around or that you may be allergic to?
Would you prefer to make visits alone or with another befriender?
Do you have a preference about the geographical areas of the borough you would like to visit people in?

Reference 1

Town / City*
Post code*

Reference 2

Town / City*
Post code*
Telephone *

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

The role will require a check to be made on you with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Are you in agreement with this?    

Where did you hear about
the Happy at Home Project?

Please confirm you have read and accepted out terms and conditions.

Please confirm you are happy to receive emails from the Happy at Home Project.

Happy at Home

Telephone: 0191 529 2122


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