Social Connector Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can be proactive and willing to invest time in supporting an older person to achieve their goals. You will be working with the older person and an Independent Age staff member to create agreed goals and an action plan to reach them. Working towards the agreed goals through listening and talking, supporting access to local social activities and groups, removing barriers and signposting.

Have regular meetings to review progress against goals and adapt support if needed. The support you give will focus on empowering the older person, building their confidence and helping them identify how they can build their social networks to lead to independence.

Skills

Be proactive and willing to invest time in supporting the older person to achieve their goals., Flexible with your time, including weekdays and occasional weekends if necessary to support the older person to access local community activities.

Be reliable consistent and dependable,patient, empathetic and non-judgemental, good listening skills. A clear speaking voice is essential.


Details

  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    Including safeguarding and lone working
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
    'out of pocket expenses' and travel/ mileage
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/03/2017

End Date: 08/03/2019

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Availability Details

Own transport or access to due to possible rural locations. Use of mobile telephone . Access to a PC or similar. We would encourage volunteers to stay with us for a minimum of one year.


Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.

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