Volunteer Befriender

Job Reference: 78208
Posted: Monday 5th February 2024
Closing Date: Monday 6th May 2024
Harpurhey, Greater Manchester

We currently have a volunteering opportunity in the Harpurhey area for a Volunteer Befriender. If you have a couple of hours to spare and can commit to volunteering on a weekly basis, we’d love to hear from you.

Are you a warm and chatty person, who’s also a good listener?

Are you looking to help someone gain confidence and engage with the local community? Maybe going for walks, or, trips to a local café.

Can you commit to learning Creative Support’s Safeguarding Procedure and be able to implement this if needed?

And, most importantly are you a big football fan, preferably Man City! Do you know who scored the most goals last season and which player is up for transfer? Are you interested in plane spotting? We have a gentlemen who is new to the area and requires support to help him get to know the local area and to explore what activities he is interested in as well as accessing community groups to build on his social network.

We are looking for a reliable, friendly, outgoing and supportive person who can join us as a Volunteer Befriender.

As a volunteer with Creative Support we offer training for your role, access to a volunteer supervisor, an induction, a monthly volunteer newsletter, and an online volunteer’s peer support group. Together we can make a difference.

Suggested time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Can you commit to any of the following days and times?:

  • Monday 3pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 3pm-8pm
  • Thursday 3pm-8pm
  • Saturday or Sunday

If you would like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or you application form you can contact our Volunteer Department on 0161 236 0829 or email volunteer@creativesupport.co.uk.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.


Application Instructions:

To apply please complete our volunteer application form: Application Form 2022 - Volunteer