Weekend Volunteer Befriender Needed - Newham

Location
Newham, London (East)
Posted
15 Nov 2017
Closes
14 Jan 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Voluntary
Hours
Weekends
At Advance we support people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities in their home or out in the community.

We currently have a customer in the Newham area that is looking for a Befriender for either every weekend or every other weekend. The customer would like someone that will accompany her to places of interest. These places may include art galleries, museums or perhaps the theatre.

Just committing to a couple of hours per week really does make a difference to someone who longs for friendships.

Do you have a caring and sensitive manner with a non judgmental approach?

Are you good at listening and communicating ?

Are you reliable and able to commit to a few hours a week ?

Are you patient and empathetic ?



What we can offer you .....


Flexible hours that work around any commitments you may already have

Excellent training and support throughout your volunteering

Be part of a team that values your contribution

Gain skills and experience for your CV

The knowledge that you are making a difference in your community and to someone’s life

Meet new people and make new friends

Regardless of your level of skill we can find a role for you at Advance, so please get in contact.

A satisfactory DBS check, references, medical and evidence of your right to abode in the UK will be required before you can commence volunteering with Advance. The costs of the DBS and medical (if required) will be covered by Advance.

Advance is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. You will be required to provide evidence of right to work. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Advance.

We offer training and support at Advance as we understand the importance of the role of a Volunteer.

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