We are looking for Volunteer Befrienders to join our team, this role can be done from home and worked flexibly. We are asking for a committment of 2-4 hours a week, but would welcome volunteers who can offer beyond this.
Possability People is a charity committed to helping you make more things possible for you in your life, no matter what your situation. We work with disabled people, older people, younger people or anyone with an impairment or long term health condition.We believe in a society where anything is possible, regardless of ability.
The Get Involved Group (GIG) works towards equality by inspiring disabled people to identify barriers and define solutions. The GIG gives disabled people in Brighton and Hove a voice when services are planned and changed and we work closely with the council and CCG. We engage our members through meetings every 6 weeks (currently online), as well as consultations, mail-outs and a monthly round-up. GIG members include disabled people, their friends and carers in Brighton and Hove. We have also recently received funding to provide similar support to disabled people in Crawley & Horsham.
What we need
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have been unable to carry out many of our usual functions, and in response to the needs of our members, we have provided support and guidance via telephone, video-calling and social media, in addition to our usual monthly newsletter.
The Get Involved Group is looking for a new volunteer to help us to stay in contact some of our more vulnerable members, who are at increased risk of isolation whilst the services, networks and communities they would usually access are unavailable.
What support and training is there for you?
Each volunteer will have a full induction with the Office & Resources Manager in order to familiarise themselves with the overall working practices of the organisation.
Volunteers have one-to-ones every three months with their project lead.
There will also be team meetings and opportunities to join our social get-togethers throughout the year.
Maybe you have done or have some of these?
These are some skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for. However, if you don’t have these don’t worry as we can offer training and development within these areas.
- Experience of offering befriending or telephone support
- Experience of working with groups and one-to-one
- Experience of working remotely