Befriender

Befriender

Posted for St. Martin's Centre

Posted by Volunteer Centre Newcastle

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Centre Newcastle website to express your interest.

The aim of our Befriending Service is to help people experiencing loneliness and social isolation to build and develop a more fulfilling social life and reduce these feelings of loneliness. In this role you will support a socially isolated member of our community either in their own home environment and/or support them in the local community.  

Tasks to include:

  • Support the person to attend activities happening in our Centre
  • Accompany the person in a local community activity eg. going shopping, visit a library, have a cuppa

And / or:

  • Visit the person regularly in their own home and have a friendly chat
  • Help and signpost them to other services in their local community and help sort out other neighbourhood issues with support from Centre staff
  • Observing organisation's policies and procedures
  • Maintaining boundaries

General responsibilities and expectations are set out in the Volunteer agreement, which you need to read and sign before starting your volunteering at St Martin’s centre.

This role forms part of Volunteer Passport Scheme Newcastle, to apply to join the scheme please email [email protected]

What skills do I need?

  • Caring nature
  • Non-judgemental
  • Respectful
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Good listening / communication skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Time commitment: Flexible to meet availability of volunteer and needs of person being supported. This will take place during office hours on a weekday.

We are always looking for help with the various fundraising events we arrange at the Centre. We may ask you if you would be willing to join in. There is no obligation but this could be an additional activity you would like to get involved in.

Posted for St. Martin's Centre

Posted by Volunteer Centre Newcastle

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Centre Newcastle website to express your interest.

Details

  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction

When is this role available?

When: 22/05/2023 - 01/04/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Location:

St Martin’s Centre Partnership,
Roman Avenue,
Byker
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE6 2RJ

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Centre Newcastle website to express your interest.

Similar Opportunities

Sorry, there are no similar opportunities available.

More Opportunities from St. Martin's Centre

Café Volunteer

Posted for St. Martin's Centre

St. Martin's Centre

The Avenue Café is an integral part of the Centre and is a welcoming safe space for everyone to come and have refreshments, meet people and find out w...

View Opportunity

Stay & Play Group Volunteer

Posted for St. Martin's Centre

St. Martin's Centre

A fun and active play session for under 5's and their parents / carers with a dedicated baby area. Tasks to include: Assist with room set upInteract...

View Opportunity

Nearby places