Happiness Hub Befriender - Care Home

We are currently recruiting befrienders to do one to one activities in one of Portsmouth's care homes. 

The care home has 43 residents, all of whom have high levels of Dementia and are mostly bed bound. Some of the residents  do not have any visitors, or leave the home, so volunteer visits are really beneficial. 

As an activity volunteer you will take the magic table to a volunteer on a 1 - 1 basis and spend time with the resident using the table. The magic table is an interactive projector which creates bright moving displays and games.  

The benefits 

  • Reducing loneliness and isolation
  • Increasing social engagement 
  • Increase physical activity
  • Provide emotional support
  • Increase happiness and mood 
  • Relaxation and sense of wellbeing

This is a really rewarding role for both the residents and volunteers.


  • Friendly and caring attitude
  • Reliable 
  • Physically able to carry / move the magic table around the care home
  • Good communication skills
  • DBS
  • References
  • Online training 


  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require references
    2 references required

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/03/2023

End Date: 30/09/2023

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Portsmouth Central Library

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