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Hanover is one of Scotland’s largest registered social landlords specialising in services for older people. We work closely with our residents to help people live independent, secure and fulfilling lives. Where do you fit in: Volunteer Befrienders help older people who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one-to-one-basis to help an older person maintain social contact, provide companionship and reduce social isolation.

About Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association

Providers of affordable housing and related services primarily to older people

Experience Required

Ideally you should be able to demonstrate: An interest in working with older people, Good communication and listening skills, A bright and outgoing personality, An ability to use your own initiative and work unsupervised.

Training Details

Full Induction training given that will cover health and safety before volunteering commences. Non certified

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

1 hr per week/ fortnight minimum

Location/Travel Details

In Hanover Scotland's Development Rose Park in South Trinity Road, EH3 3ST


We will pay for any bus fares to our development on receipt of a ticket or agreed mileage rate for personal vehicle

Accessibility Details

  • Named Contact For Volunteer
  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet