Volunteer Befriender

Jarrow, Tyne and Wear (On-site)
Unpaid role

Actively Interviewing

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Job description

We currently have a volunteering opportunity in the Jarrow area for a volunteer Befriender. If you have a couple of hours to spare and can commit to volunteering with us on a weekly basis, we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for a friendly, reliable male befriender who would like to meet up with our service user on a weekly basis on an afternoon during the week or at weekends. With access to a car we would like someone to accompany the young man on day trips, as well as going out for walks and visits to the gym. If you have an interest in singing and drama too that would be an added bonus!

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.

Suggested time commitment: 3-5 hours per week

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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Posted on: 19 October 2023
Closing date: 17 January 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 69838
Tags: Social Care/Development

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