Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 19825)

Position Categories: new, North West, Part Time, Voluntary

Location: Withington, South Manchester

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 11 December 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: This is a bespoke role to benefit a female service user we support. The lady has a learning disability, lives independently, and has asked for a Volunteer Befriender to support her in building her confidence and being more active within the local community. One of her goals is to expand her social life, but as she can sometimes feel quite anxious a befriender would greatly impact her in achieving this.

Purpose of the role: As a Volunteer Befriender you will provide support in helping this lady build confidence in trying new activities. You will also be someone she can talk to about shared interests.
She is interested in animals, music, art and gardening but has expressed an interest in cooking and baking as a new activity she would like to try.

We are looking for a patient, understanding volunteer who is happy to try out new activities with the service user. She may sometimes need encouragement to try new things and visit new places, which a friendly, positive and approachable volunteer will be able to promote her to do.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who would like to combine their friendly, kind hearted nature with their enthusiasm to try new things whilst supporting a member of their local community.

Suggested Time Commitment: The lady who has asked for a befriender would like the volunteer to be available on Tuesdays and/or Saturdays for 2-4 hours in the afternoon, however this can be flexible around your schedule.

Application Instructions:

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.