Volunteer Befriender

Job Reference: 69772
Posted: Thursday 12th October 2023
Closing Date: Friday 12th January 2024
Voluntary Basis
Durham, County Durham

We currently have several volunteering opportunities in the Durham area for volunteer Befrienders. If you have a few hours to spare either during the week or at weekends and can commit to volunteering with us on a weekly basis, we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for befrienders who can help our clients on a one-to-one basis to access their local community. This can include trips to the local cinema to watch the latest films, enjoying a coffee and a chat in the local cafes, watching live music at concerts, or festivals, visits to classic car shows and even further afield such as day trips to the surrounding area in Whitby and York.

We welcome applications from people from all walks of life, all we ask is that you’re calm, supportive, friendly and patient to help our clients gain in confidence.

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.

Preferred time commitment: Flexible times and days, including evenings and weekends.

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.

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start volunteering with us. This time will be used to complete post interview recruitment checks. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to 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.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

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

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