If you would like to join our sociable, pro-active and award-winning team to help make a real and positive difference in our patient's lives, then you could be the volunteer we are looking for.
Are you reliable, non-judgemental, warm, friendly and a good listener with a good sense of humour and good communication skills? If so, we would love to hear from you. Your personality, language, culture, interests and good nature could be just what a patient needs and we are looking for.
You will be matched with a patient who has similar interests, cultural background, language or experiences as you. To meet with them and become a 1:1 companion to them. This is a particularly valuable and rewarding volunteering role, as Befrienders are sometimes the only visitors some of our patients have - particularly those who don't have any visits from family or friends.
THE TRAINING FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TAKES PLACE IN NORTHAMPTON SITE FOR HALF A DAY 8;30-12
St Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG
What skills do I need?
We are looking for someone who is reliable, non-judgemental, warm, friendly and a good listener with a good sense of humour and good communication skills.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
HALF DAY (8;30-12) TRAINING AT NORTHAMPTON SITE (expenses reimbursed)
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 13/11/2018
End Date: 15/11/2021
Volunteer befrienders needed approximately one hour per fortnight. A minimum 12 month commitment is required for this position.