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  • Posted 10 months ago
Volunteer Befriender

We are a charity that supports adults with Learning Disabilities , Mental Health Issues and Drug and Alcohol addiction. Our particular service is Kirklees Befriending and we are actively seeking volunteers to work with Adults with mild to moderate mental health needs. The aim of the service is to stop social isolation and help our client base achieve goals set by themselves.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Volunteer Befriender
  • About the Volunteer Role
    As a Volunteer Befriender you will assist an individual to take part in everyday activities and provide social inclusion and emotional support. We welcome Volunteer Befrienders from all backgrounds, over the age of 18 who are willing to support an individual residing in the Kirklees area. As your role will require you to work with vulnerable adults, we will need to carry out a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Before you start, you will complete comprehensive induction training so you feel confident in your role as a Volunteer Befriender. As well as an induction you will have access to other training relevant to your role as a Volunteer Befriender. You will also have regular supervisions and ongoing support from the Scheme Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinators. All we ask is that you commit a couple of hours once a fortnight and in return we will reimburse any out of pocket expenses i.e. travel. This role can be carried out on week days during the day or evenings.
  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
Opportunities Location

Anywhere in Kirklees

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