Befriender

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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. 

Details

  • Accessibility
  • 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

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Availability Details

Volunteer befrienders needed approximately one hour per fortnight. A minimum 12 month commitment is required for this position.

Location

Pound Lane
Wickford
Essex
SS12 9JP

Posted for
St Andrew's Healthcare

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Interests

  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health

Activities

  • Supporting People and Befriending

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