Opp ID 326 – Befriender

  • Befriending / Mentoring
  • Hythe

In just a few hours on a regular basis volunteer befrienders support service users to take part in activities meaningful to them.

This could be by:

Supporting someone to re-join a hobby, club or network of friends

Helping rebuild an individual’s confidence to go out

Signposting to other appropriate services

Simply providing company and conversation

Each befriending relationship will be different and we will do our best to match you to a service user with similar interests.

Skills /Qualifications

Ideally you will:

be reliable and have the ability to relate well to others

have a warm, friendly, adaptable, caring approach

be open-minded and tolerant of different lifestyle and values

be able to work within personal and organisational boundaries

Experience of caring either in a paid or unpaid capacity would be an advantage but is not essential.

To apply for this job email your details to office@volunteershepway.co.uk.