Chippenham, Wiltshire
England, United Kingdom
Voluntary, A regular commitment would be appreciated, eg once a week, twice a month
Job description

Do you like socialising and have an interest in Folk music? 


Would you like to be a virtual buddy with a gentleman we support in Chippenham?


We are looking for volunteers who can be both virtual and also work towards becoming a face-to-face volunteer as time progresses.

“Hi - I live in Chippenham and I am supported by Dimensions.  I would like a buddy to socialise with and help me meet new people, especially at the pub! I also enjoy folk music and would love you to come to folk gigs and share this interest with me.”


If you would like to make a difference and make friends along the way, we would love to hear from you!  


Activities will include:

  • Having regular phone or video calls with your buddy
  • Enjoying folk music together
  • Providing chat, company, friendship and fun
  • Once lockdown restrictions lifted: Socialising together, such as going for drinks at the pub, going to gigs together and socialising in the local area


Activities will NOT include: Personal care, medication or financial assistance.


We are looking for someone who is:

  • Comfortable with using either phone or video calls (eg Teams, Zoom)
  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Happy to chat about shared interests such as folk music
  • Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism.
  • Reliable and willing to commit to volunteer regularly (exact times/days can be agreed)
  • Welcome to the idea of face-to-face volunteering with your buddy once restrictions are lifted


A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.


How Dimensions is managing Covid-19

We confirm we have complied with the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We would like to assure applicants and new starters that Dimensions is taking all possible steps to minimise risks to volunteers and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic.



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Posted on: 09 June 2021
Closed date: 30 June 2021
Tags: Support Worker, Vocational/Services