Snooker opportunity, here’s your ‘cue’ to volunteer

Do you have the required skills, and a few hours free a week to chat with a male in his 30’s who would benefit from having the support of a male volunteer of a similar age, to give him the confidence to go out and visit the local snooker hall?

This befriending role is about companionship it is not to provide practical assistance. Community Support Befrienders  actively support, encourage and empower the client to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives. The benefit of having a regular meeting with a Community Support Befriender helps to increase the confidence, resilience and independence of the service user.

Don’t fall foul of this opportunity, take your shot, volunteer today.

The times and days of this opportunity are flexible to help with recruiting the right volunteer. Visits should be weekly for 1-2 hours.

By becoming a Community Support Befriender you are accepting the opportunity that could mark the turning point in someone’s life. This rewarding role offers an excellent opportunity for personal development, new skills and experiences, as well as a chance to put something back into the community.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Tasks:

  • Community Support Befrienders help to support people who are not family or close friends to help tackle social isolation issues.
  • To regularly visit the individual on a 1: 1 basis either in their own home or a community setting.
  • To regularly support the individual to achieve agreed positive goals to promote their independence – The role is unique to every individual’s needs and circumstances.
  • To provide regular feedback on the progress of the individual.
  • All volunteers must log their volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses (where applicable) on-line.
  • To complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

 

Required Qualities:

  • Understanding of vulnerability
  • Respect for equality and diversity
  • It would be an advantage to have an awareness of key issues – alcohol, drug abuse, mental health etc.
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Commitment of 1-2 hours minimum per week / Flexible
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to deal with difficult situations in a professional manner
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to play snooker is essential
  • Ability to use basic ICT systems
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months is required

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

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This Community Support Befriender opportunity is based in South Ribble.
We endeavour to recruit local people to support their local community.

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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