Offering emotional support and friendship to clients at a very difficult time. This could be by:
* Talking and Listening
* Providing companionship
* Writing letters and helping with phone calls.
Volunteers may also provide respite for a carer by sitting with the client whilst the carer goes out for a short break.
For our service, the main requirements are for kind, warm, caring people, who are good listeners, patient and able to commit to offering time on either a regular or occasional basis. Able to respect the confidentiality and maintain boundaries within the volunteer role.
Depends on the role available.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Travel expenses & training
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
Volunteer Training provided by the service Essex Partnership University Trust Mandatory Training Access to Macmillan's training other one off opportunities
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 29/07/2020
End Date: 29/07/2021
West Essex areas : Harlow, Epping Forest & Uttlesford areas The organisation are looking for flexible times, whatever anyone can commit to.
This opportunity is available in: Epping, Harlow, Uttlesford
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