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Volunteer Befriender

Volunteer Befrienders Wanted

You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.

We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated older people living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

To find out more, please contact Kate Blackshaw, the Befriending Scheme Organiser.

Befriender

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:

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.

Befriender / Mentor

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BEFRIENDING AND MENTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

NEXT TRAINING 20 & 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Family Friends carefully recruits, trains and matches volunteers with parents, children or adolescents in West London.

Could you give two hours of your time a week and a minimum 6 months’ commitment to a family?

Are you a good listener with an empathetic nature?

Can you withhold judgement?

Are you reliable?

Are you over 23 years of age?

Kith & Kids Club Volunteer

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Have a spare weekend or two?

We need volunteers to support children & adults with disabilities to get involved in sports, music, art, drama and more on our fun weekend clubs in North London

No experience needed just enthusiasm and energy!

Male volunteers especially welcome

You’ll receive training & loads of support.

Healthy Minds Academy Volunteer

The Camden Hub is launching the Healthy Minds Academy to help us build a network of volunteering opportunities aimed at increasing wellbeing through creating events and activities accessible to the whole community. This is a unique learning opportunity in which you can be part of real meaningful change for the community and health and social care sector more broadly. We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experiences who are enthusiastic about improving wellbeing of the community.

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.

Shop Trolley Volunteer

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Cheerful volunteers needed to work with another volunteer to take the shop trolley to the wards, selling items from the WH Smith shop trolley to patients, staff and visitors. Need to be reliable, friendly, confident with handling small change and happy to walk around a busy hospital. Trolley leaves at 930 am and is back for 12 noon.

Dementia Befriending Volunteer

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Visiting someone living with dementia or memory loss is very rewarding. We are looking for people who can commit to making a weekly visit to someone for a year, to help alleviate isolation and keep these older people engaged with their communities. People live all over Camden, so a willingness to travel is necessary.

Completion of on-line training in Dementia Awareness is a prerequisite to becoming a befriender.

Other training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Reach Out Volunteer Support

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A Reach Out Volunteer plays and integral part of the work of Resources for Autism. You will be there to support families around their adult or child with autism, giving them a welcome break, helping with activities and helping the person to gain if possible some level of independence. You could be a listening ear to a mum or dad or a friend to the person with autism who may face isolation. If you are hard working willing to make a difference then this opportunity is for you. You will develop new skills and attitude and be able to get a better insight of someone living with autism.

Day Centre Volunteer

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St John’s Hospice Day Centre requires volunteers to support the structure and organisation of the centre, to ensure every patient has a rewarding and positive experience.

Volunteers are involved with the running of the centre on Mondays and Thursdays (HIV care programme) and Tuesdays and Fridays (cancer, MS, MND, Heart Failure, Parkinson’s and COPD care programme) and the centre is open to clients from 09.00 until 16.30.

Volunteers work either from 09.30-12.30 or from 12.00-15.00, thereby providing maximum cover for lunch.

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:

Volunteer befriender

Santé supports refugees and asylum seekers who have social care/ health issues. Befrienders will help people to link to services, rebuild confidence, overcome practical problems such as language barriers, and better understand UK culture.

No qualifications are needed although we require a DBS check to ensure you are eligible to work with vulnerable adults. Befrienders need to be accepting, caring, good listeners and assertive.

Ability to speak a refugee language is useful but not essential. Training and support will be provided.

Volunteer Mentor on Autism Employability Project

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

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.

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.

Home Support Volunteer

Home Support volunteers aim to provide emotional, social and practical support to family members during the child’s life and during the period following the child’s death if appropriate. Becoming a Home Support volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting / life threatening conditions and their families.

Knitting Volunteer

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you’re into knitting. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Knitting Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

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ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. We work with children between the ages of 9 and 11 throughout north and east London.

Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.

We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated Bangladeshi Elders living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

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