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Befriending Volunteer

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  • Posted 1 week ago
Befriending Volunteer

We provide services to unpaid carers who look after a family member or friend who can’t manage on their own by;  providing advice and information , running groups and activities, providing support and help carers to support each other, helps carers have a voice and be heard, provides training, helps to raise awareness of carers rights and issues.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Befriending Volunteer
  • About the Volunteer Role
    This is an ideal role for people training in health care and social work, or anyone who loves working with older people. In this role you will be helping to relieve isolation and loneliness by forming and developing befriending relationships with carers when they have a break from their caring responsibilities. The volunteer and carer will meet up in a mutually agreed public place, maybe for coffee initially. As the befriending develops they may accompany carers to various support groups, to the library, to other activities or help carers to develop new hobbies or interests. Sometimes it may only involve a friendly chat on the phone. As a Befriender Volunteer you will receive regular phone calls from the Carers Count Volunteer Co-ordinator to see how they are getting on and will be invited to attend regular meetings. Volunteers will need to be empathetic with good listening skills and an understanding of the impact of caring responsibilities. Carers can be people of all ages and stages of life and everyone's needs are different.
  • Role
  • Type Of Regular
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, Requires a DBS
Opportunities Location

Anywhere in Kirklees

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