Befriender/Buddy Role (Winsford)

CW&C Stroke Association Published: October 18, 2017
Location
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
EPNAVCO
Benefits
Learn
Skill
Customer Care
Activities
Caring
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Do you have excellent listening skills? Are you empathetic and non-judgemental, reliable and responsible? Then fulfilling a role as a Befriender with the Stroke Association may suit you.
Befriender Volunteers offer support across our Life After Stroke Services.  They help to reduce social isolation and improve confidence and self-esteem of stroke survivors.
This is a flexible role, that can be fulfilled around your existing commitments
The role includes supporting clients:
- on  1:1 basis according to their individual needs- either face to face, on the phone or online.
- helping them achieve personal goals.
- supporting clients to become more independent.

In return,  you will have the opportunity to engage and make a difference within your local community whilst gaining experience and skills with a well-respected charity delivering sector-leading services.  You will be supported throughout your role and appropriate training will be provided to you by the Stroke Association. Ideal for anyone looking for experience in the care sector.  You will require a Criminal Record Check (DBS)

You will be supported in your role and appropriate training will be provided.

You must be: friendly, reliable and have empathy,  be non judgemental and understanding,  responsible,  willing to try new things.  If you are looking for experience in caring and helping people, then fulfilling a role as a Befriender Volunteer with the Stroke Association may suit you.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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