Befriender


Summary

We are currently recruiting for a number of befrienders for our Meadows service in Banbridge.

Location

The Meadows | Banbridge

Time commitment

When convenient for both residents and volunteers, but ideally a few hours a month

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Steve, a resident at Gloucestershire House, with Samantha, a volunteer

Role description

  • The volunteer will be matched with individual residents to meet them at the service or in the community.
  • Volunteers may have specific skills or interests which they wish to share with the group
  • Befrienders can help prevent isolation and encourage tenants to pursue new interests and hobbies.

Key Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic and friendly
  • Reliable and punctual

Opportunity highlights

Full training will be provided including formal induction

Access NI check required

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