Activities Befriender Volunteer (#006)


This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to engage with a young woman to support her in her favourite pass-times or to go out into the local community for short walks, meet people, have snacks and go shopping.



Time commitment

The days and times of all volunteering is discussed and agreed with the volunteer, client and staff beforehand to suit all parties. Typically, this role would be one afternoon visit of around 1-2 hours per week, but more or less time can be arranged.

Silvija, a volunteer, with Lynn, a day centre user doing an arts and crafts activity

Role description

The volunteer will attend at the supported living accommodation and engage with the client either in pass-times or, weather dependent, go out into the local community to meet people, have a snack or do some shopping. No personal care tasks are involved.

Opportunity highlights

The volunteer will gain as much fun, reward and personal satisfaction from the role as will the client. Skills, experience and free training given will also enhance a CV.

Full and ongoing support and development is always available from on duty staff and the Community Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Travel and other necessary expenses are paid.