For Royal Voluntary Service - Good Neighbours
Our Good Neighbour volunteers transform the lives of older people by supporting and empowering them to live the life they want and stay connected to their communities. Whether it is helping someone attend a club, accompanying them on a walk to build confidence, supporting them to go shopping or visiting them at home for a cuppa, our volunteers make a real difference to the people they support. You will work with an individual to support them to take positive steps to improve their wellbeing and reduce their feelings of loneliness and isolation. This could include one-to-one or group activities, and may link into other services in the area - whatever suits the person so that they remain a part of their local community. Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you visit, which is hugely rewarding for both you and the person you visit. We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet. Please note that due to the current situation this role will initially involve telephone befriending at first, and an enhanced DBS (police) check will be required.
A friendly personality Good communication skills An awareness of confidentiality A non-judgemental attitude The ability to work within legal and Royal Voluntary Service guidelines.
Occasional weekend support may be considered - please contact the team for more details.
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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