Volunteer Befrienders

Essex Befriends are looking for Volunteer Befrienders to contact people that are lonely and/or socially isolated across Essex. Essex Befriends is a partnership of 4 charities (Action for Family Carers, Mind in West Essex, Independent Age, Hamelin Trust) with Action for Family Carers being the lead partner. This service is provided for Carers, older people, people with mental health issues or a learning disability

 

Volunteer Befrienders empower people to do things they want to do that will help to improve their wellbeing, offer companionship and conversation, and help them feel included in their community. Support can be provided by telephone or face to face and is flexible depending on the time available of the Volunteer.

 

As a volunteer you will be expected to be empathetic, understanding and able to deal with difficult and emotive conversations. In return you will be offered an interesting and rewarding experience, with ongoing training and development, in a supportive environment.

Skills

As a volunteer you will be expected to be empathetic, understanding and able to deal with difficult and emotive conversations. In return you will be offered an interesting and rewarding experience, with ongoing training and development, in a supportive environment.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/05/2019

End Date: 17/06/2022

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Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Weekly. Ideally once a week. Flexible hours and days.


Location

This opportunity is available in: Basildon, Billericay & Wickford, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Harlow, Maldon, Rayleigh and Rochford, Tendring, Uttlesford


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