Volunteer Befriender

Durham, County Durham (On-site)
Unpaid role

Actively Interviewing

This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!

Job description

We currently have several volunteering opportunities in the Durham area for volunteer Befrienders. If you have a few hours to spare either during the week or at weekends and can commit to volunteering with us on a weekly basis, we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for befrienders who can help our clients on a one-to-one basis to access their local community. This can include trips to the local cinema to watch the latest films, enjoying a coffee and a chat in the local cafes, watching live music at concerts, or festivals, visits to classic car shows and even further afield such as day trips to the surrounding area in Whitby and York.

We welcome applications from people from all walks of life, all we ask is that you’re calm, supportive, friendly and patient to help our clients gain in confidence.

As a volunteer with Creative Support we offer training for your role, access to a volunteer supervisor, an induction, a monthly Volunteer newsletter, and an online volunteer’s peer support group. Together we can make a difference.

Preferred time commitment: Flexible times and days, including evenings and weekends.

If you would like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or you application form you can contact our Volunteer Department.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start volunteering with us. This time will be used to complete post interview recruitment checks. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.

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Creative Support is a national, high quality provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental heal...

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Refreshed on: 26 November 2023
Closing date: 10 January 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 69772
Tags: Social Care/Development

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