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Befriender

Location:
Belfast
Time commitment:

Suggested commitment is 2 hours weekly, however, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly depending on the volunteering opportunity, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

To provide additional support to people who use our services on a 1-1 or group basis, independently or with other staff/volunteers dependent on activity.

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Befriender

Location:
Cheshire House | Derry/Londonderry
Time commitment:

Suggested commitment is 2 hours weekly, however, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly depending on the volunteering opportunity, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

To provide additional support to people who use our services on a 1-1 or group basis, independently or with other staff/volunteers dependent on activity.

Christine Cattermole, Adele Dickson and Graham Mitchell, people who use our service, with volunteers

Lead Volunteer

Location:
Derry/Londonderry
Time commitment:

1/2 days a week

Flexible times

We are looking for a Volunteer who is happy to work with residents, service staff, the local community and lead our group of dedicated volunteers.

Newlands House resident Chris gardening with volunteer Richard in the greenhouse

Outdoor Befriender

Location:
Ulster American Folk Park
Time commitment:

The Omagh sow & grow project runs from March—October from 10am—2pm.

Suggested commitment is 10am—2pm weekly/fortnightly/monthly.

Volunteers are able to give their time flexibly, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

 

We are looking for volunteers to provide additional support to people who use our Omagh Sow & Grow project on Mondays at 10am—2pm.

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

Activities Befriender Volunteer (#006)

Location:
Stranraer
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.

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.

Sophie Bainbridge and her co-driver Gary in the car

Volunteer Drivers (#007)

Location:
Dumfries & Galloway
Time commitment:

Driver roles are open to discussion on application depending on volunteer location and local disability needs and arrangements pending at the time. Normally, pre-arranged dates, times and journeys will be set and agreed to suit volunteer availability.

We seek experienced car drivers to support Leonard Cheshire residents and also disabled people in the wider D&G community to attend appointments, pre-planned activities, shopping trips and other ad hoc journeys required.

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Outdoors Support Volunteer (#012)

Location:
Stranraer
Time commitment:

Days of the week and times are flexible and will be discussed in detail and agreed beforehand to ensure that arrangements suit all parties involved.

Our usual volunteering is only a commitment of around one visit of 2 hours a week - or more if desirable.

Love being outdoors? We're looking for a volunteer to befriend a resident in our supported living service in Stranraer to go out for walks in the town centre, have a snack, meet locals and perhaps attend football matches.

Music at Cossham Gardens

Music Volunteers (#005)

Location:
Stranraer
Time commitment:

Early evenings will be preferred but actual times, dates and venues will be discussed in detail to suit the volunteer musician and the service to ensure that all parties are comfortable with the arrangement.

We're looking for spirited amateur or professional musicians/singers to volunteer to come along to our homes in Stranraer and entertain our residents once a month or so in the early evening. It's all about fun and enjoyment!

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Gardening Volunteer (#003)

Location:
Dumfriesshire.
Time commitment:

Times and days will all be discussed in detail with the volunteer to ensure a mutually agreeable arrangement which works for the volunteer, the residents and the tasks required. A commitment of no more than 2-3 hours per week would suffice.

We seek volunteer gardeners who would like to use his or her gardening experience and abilities to support the charity and its residents with light gardening maintenance in our supported living houses.

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Activities Befriender Volunteer (#013)

Location:
Annan
Time commitment:

 

Normally only around two hours per befriending visit on days and times discussed and agreed to suit all parties.

We're looking for a volunteer to support a young woman who has learning difficulties to go out and about in the local community. The resident likes to visit outdoor centres, wildlife venues, cafes, shops and also enjoys amateur photography.