Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Voluntary

About the organisation

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Job Description

You will support your buddy by:

  • getting them from their home or place of work to and from the activity venue or location
  • accompanying, or even joining them, in any activity to provide moral support and encouragement – but you won’t lead it.
  • motivating and encouraging them to achieve their personal aims through a mentoring approach

You will:

  • meet new and inspiring people from your local community
  • be a part of an innovative volunteer programme for Parkinson’s UK that will help us engage and support people living with Parkinson’s
  • develop new and existing skills, whilst getting out and about

You will have:

  • a proactive and ‘can do’ attitude to help people make changes to their lifestyles
  • confidence and great communication skills, as you will be volunteering one on one to motivate and engage individuals
  • to be over 18 and ideally be able to drive and have access to a vehicle, as you may need to transport your buddy to various places or venues