New Befriending opportunity – Clitheroe

We have a lady awaiting a Befriender, do you have patience to build up a companionship whilst being emphatic to a persons anxiety? Once you get to know her you will see a fantastic sense of humour and you are such to share some laughs together!

We are looking for somebody with an hour or two to start weekly visits and make a difference to this lady. 

Each volunteer is carefully matched to an individual and the Volunteer Officer will be on hand to answer any questions you have after your application is received.

Using your local knowledge of community services and groups, you would help to support an individual to reduce their social isolation. The benefit of having a regular meeting with a Community Support Volunteer helps to increase the confidence, resilience and independence of the service user, as our Volunteers actively support, encourage and empower them to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives like going out to a local café for a coffee.

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Tasks:

  • 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 progress.
  • 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:

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

Training:

Training will be provided in the form of distance ELearning 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.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks as this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

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This opportunity covers Clitheroe.
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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