Buddy Service Volunteer

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Are you passionate about helping people and looking for a role supporting people who have been socially isolated or have wellbeing needs? The Buddy Service Volunteers will support patients identified through the Social Prescribing Service for support to access groups and services within the community.

This role aims to:

·         Provide support to anxious individuals.

·         Promote an environment that encourages the patient to feel safe and comfortable.

·         Support people to access community facilities.

BSVs need to be calm and encouraging, as well as friendly and helpful. They are there to support patients who are nervous or unsure about attending a group for the first time. They need to be confident to travel around Southend by public transport.  BSVs will need to hold/produce an enhanced DBS Certificate.  (If you don’t already hold one, SAVS will be able to apply for this on your behalf.)

What skills do I need?

This role would suit someone with the following skills:

  • Good listening skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced DBS, we can apply for one on your behalf
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/06/2021

End Date: 29/06/2022

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Availability Details

This is an ad-hoc role. You let us have your availability and we will match you with somone that needs supporting

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  • No specific interest


  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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