Volunteer Befriender

Health and social care | Disability | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Disability | Older people

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Location: 36 Cheviot Road, West Norwood, London, SE27 0DD (see map)

Travel: West Norwood station. Rothschild Street bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Engaging in some good conversation
  • Offering companionship
  • Visiting a resident for 1-2 hours every week
Befriender

Befriender

What impact will this have?

  • Supporting residents with their mental and emotional well-being
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Giving back to the community
  • Supporting residents to become more physically active

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Befriender roles are designed to work around your availability, so their is ample flexibility in regards to the timing of the session. We would require volunteers to commit to weekly or fortnightly sessions with the elderly residents. Befriender sessions usually last around an hour.

Expenses

  • We will cover travel expenses on any day that you volunteer with us. We will also pay lunch expenses of up to £5 if you spend more than four hours a day volunteering for Notting
    Hill Genesis. Expenses for lunch and travel can be paid monthly only on production of receipts. We do not want you to be out of pocket as a result of your volunteering, so please
    keep all of your receipts and remember to claim what is due to you!

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Technology

Training

  • Staff onsite will be available when volunteer begins befriending sessions. An initial meeting will take place to explain the role before the individual is place with a resident.

Location

36 Cheviot Road, West Norwood, London, SE27 0DD

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