I want to ride my bicycle
As the weather starts to get better have you thought about getting back on your bicycle?
If you have you might want to consider joining us as a Befriender and joining a man in Burscough who has a real interest in bike’s, repairing / maintaining and doing up road bikes. He would really like someone who also has an interest in bicycles to go on bike rides with him.
This role is about companionship it is not to provide practical assistance.
Befrienders actively support, encourage and empower the client to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives. The benefit of having a regular meeting is it helps to increase the confidence, resilience and independence of the service user.
so if you have the required skill, and a few hours free a week to chat with and go on bike rides with him, why not apply.
By becoming a 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.
- Community Support Befriending Volunteers 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 via an on-line computer system.
- To complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role.
- Ability to ride a bicycle is essential
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Respect for equality and diversity
- Understanding of vulnerability
- Be able to deal with difficult situations in a professional manner
- Ability to use own initiative
- Ability to use basic ICT systems
- Must be over 18 years of age
- Commitment of 1-2 hours minimum per week / Flexible
- Minimum commitment of 6 months is required
- It would be an advantage to have an awareness of key issues – alcohol, drug abuse, mental health etc.
Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required. Training may be in the form of distance learning or trainer led.
This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Required Age:18 years +
This opportunity is based in the Burscough area.
We recruit local volunteers to support their local area.