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Befriender Volunteer

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Would you like to make a difference in a vulnerable person’s life, if yes, you are welcome to volunteer with One Support. We offer a number of volunteering roles for you and if you have an expertise creative, music, sports you are welcome to volunteer, you will really help our people access the community and achieve their goals.

Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

The Stroke Champions Program is a befriending service for stroke survivors in which volunteers go spend one-to-one time with these individuals in their homes or outdoor places such as coffee shops, parks, etc. The purpose is to build this vulnerable population’s confidence to become an active member in their community. Responsibilites may include, but are not limited to one-to-one visits, being an ambassador to Islinton Stroke Service, Manor Gardens and basic administrative tasks.

One-Off Residential Camps Volunteer

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Do you want experience in Social Work, Youth Work, Charity or Social Care roles?

Siblings Together are currently recruiting new Camp Workers for our 2016 residential activity camps.

Siblings Together is a UK-based charity that promotes positive contact between brothers and sisters separated in foster care, kinship care, residential care, or adoption.

We are the only UK-based organisation focused on this need, and are widely acknowledged as the leading independent voice on issues of sibling contact in care.

Befriending Volunteer

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Could you make a difference to your community by befriending?

The Trinity Volunteer Befriending Service provides vital support to patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses who are living in Trinity Hospice’s central and south west London community. The role provides valuable and much needed support for patients and an opportunity for carers and families to take a break from caring responsibilities. Becoming a befriender will develop your interpersonal skills and is great CV development for anybody entering a caring profession.

Saturday Club Volunteer

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Every Saturday we run a varied list of activities that our members can attend as they choose including: learning corner, a supper club, cookery groups, Zumba, karaoke, bowling etc. Our base serves as venue for people to hang out, spend time with their friends and most importantly aims to help the health and wellbeing of adults with learning disabilities. We are also running bigger day trips to places like Lego Land, Chessington, museums, exhibitions and galleries

Outcomes Champion

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Do you have an interest in health and how we measure outcomes’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist? Are you good with spreadsheets and do you have a tidy mind with a quest for detail and completion? If so, I should be delighted to hear from you. Come and meet our peer led groups within the Blackfriars area of London.

Healthy Living Volunteer

Healthy Living Volunteers Wanted! Help improve the health and wellbeing of older people by taking part in fun physical activates at our friendly community centre. We are looking for caring, reliable people to encourage and facilitate older people to join in with games and activities as part of our Healthy Living Program.

Young Carers' Volunteer Mentor

Volunteer with Family Action; Islington and Camden Young Carers’ Service and help support Young Carers emotional health and wellbeing.

Young Carers are a particularly vulnerable population and some challenges they can face include increased isolation from peers, increased risk for depression and anxiety and lack of time to engage in fun and pro-social activities in the community.

Association Visitor

Association Visitor

The role of Association Visitor is a highly rewarding one with many opportunities for developing your own skills and knowledge, whilst being part of a team. Professional qualifications or personal experience of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are not necessary; however, empathy with people affected by MND is essential.

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Tech Buddy

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Do you think you could be a Tech Buddy and help an older person get online and learn all the amazing things technology has to offer? Maybe you’ve helped your parents or grandparents with online shopping, using their smartphone or setting up a Facebook page. Or you just think it’s really important to get older people online. If so, we want to hear from you.

You’ll meet some great people, gain lots experience of community work in a buzzing and diverse centre, and receive bags of gratitude (and tea and biscuits!) from us!

Healthy Minds Volunteer Navigator

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Interested in supporting people in mental distress’ Looking for a career in mental health? If you are open minded and have a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing, this role is for you.

Coffee Morning Volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun and engaging activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you have prepared events, come from a hospitality background, or you may be new to volunteering entirely. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London such as Coffee Morning Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

Communication Support Volunteer

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Do you have strong communication skills’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist?

Come and meet our peer leaders and peer led groups who meet within the Blackfriars area of London. It is a great opportunity to meet people with acquired communication disability and to learn what it is to live with disability. You will acquire insight into group facilitation and huge experience in meetings a wide range of individuals and practicing your supported communication skills.

Befriender

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Our volunteer Befrienders play an incredibly important role, offering those in need the opportunity to talk and be ‘befriended’ without pressure or judgement. They enable the guests to feel understood and valued. Besides befriending guests, we ask our volunteers to help with admin and some light cooking and food preparation. You also have the opportunity to help out with publicity, although this is optional.

Children's & Young People's Buddy, Tower Hamlets

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With your ability to support people with complex needs, including autism, you will discover that supporting a child or young person on the Tower Hamlets Buddy Scheme a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience.

As a Tower Hamlets Buddy, you will make a real difference to children and young people’s lives, whether it’s nurturing small achievements, creating new connections or triggering life changing moments.

Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)

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Betknowmore UK is a gambling support service based in Islington. We provide 1:1 outreach and counselling support, workshops and community information and awareness campaigns addressing problem gambling and addiction.

Volunteers are required to help support our outreach services and community events. For suitable candidates, there may also be the opportunity to provide 1:1 mentoring/befriending to clients presenting with gambling issues. Volunteers would receive full support and training.

Events and Outings Assistant

Whether it’s a local trip for the afternoon, a day trip to the coast, or an event at one of our community centres, we always need volunteers to help out at events and outings with St. Pancras Community Association’s Older People’s Project. Our volunteers enable older people who need assistance in a wheelchair or need a helper because of a mental health issue to come out on trips and enjoy a day out.

iPad Workshop Assistant

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Interested in working with older people and confident in using a smart phone or iPad? We need you! We are looking for volunteers to help support our iPad and tablet classes that run in community venues in Camden. You will get chance to support our older learners and tutors, share your expertise and maybe learn a skill or two as well.

Memory Loss Befriending Project

Do you have a spare hour a week? Are you friendly, calm and intuitive? The Association of Jewish Refugees is looking for volunteer befrienders to visit elderly Holocaust survivors/refugees living with memory loss in order to stimulate and enhance their lives. They may be lonely and isolated and would greatly benefit from a befriender. Training will be given.

Gentle Gardening Volunteer

Make local green spaces more colourful and vibrant through helping with planting and weeding. Volunteering in the sessions will also improve health and reduce isolation of participants by growing food to share and supporting those who need help to get involved or just want to have a chat. Gardening has been proven to have therapeutic benefits, helping alleviate isolation and depression though the combination of gentle exercise, getting outside, growing plants and social interaction.

Telephone Befriender

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Do you want to make a difference? FCV Dorcas Befriending Project exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the lives of isolated, elderly individuals. Here are just a few examples of the work you could do:

Family Befriender

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The Borough of Westminster has many vulnerable and disadvantaged families. Westminster Befriend a Family works in partnership with local families to provide help and support for vulnerable families. We help to break cycles of disadvantage and social exclusion, helping family cohesion, wellbeing and achievement by providing family support.

We would like to recruit Family Befrienders to

Volunteer Mentor on Autism Employability Project

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Application deadline: 
Sunday, 25 November 2018

We are looking for some new volunteers to join in our Employment & Life Skills Project (ELSP) and help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to access further education, work experience and visits to mainstream community opportunities.

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