Befriender Volunteer at Centra Support

befriending an adult who is living in a Centra supported housing scheme

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Hours per week 5 hours
Location Various schemes across Greater London
Description

 Building rapport with service users and providing emotional/ befriending support when required. This could involve supporting service users with weekly shopping, accompanying them to healthcare appointments, banks, benefits agencies, supporting them to access day centres or other places of interest in the community.
 Empowering service users to develop independent living skills and to realise their dreams e.g. supporting them to access educational and employment opportunities, helping them to build friendship networks, help maintain contact with the important people in their lives, and to develop practical skills such as managing their finances, greater independence with travelling etc.
 Supporting service users to attend social and leisure pursuits in the community (e.g. swimming, gym, ballets, visiting restaurants)
 Supporting the staff team with co-ordinating social activities at the scheme (e.g. coffee mornings, film evenings, parties) and helping the staff to organise outings, day trips, holidays with the aim of motivating service users and improving their quality of life.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

 Volunteers receive a thorough induction and have access to any relevant in-house and external training.
 Volunteers have a named supervisor providing support and encouragement.

Volunteers are reimbursed for their travel and lunch.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: empowering people to develop greater independence enabling people to lead a more fulfilling life

Desirable: We don't expect volunteers to have counselling experience already, although you may have.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

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