Volunteering role

Buddy Volunteer

We are looking for volunteer buddies to link up with individuals and support them to achieve a goal. The buddy scheme is short term and goal focused with an eventual aim of giving our clients more confidence to engage with their interests – perhaps to go to choir practice, an exercise class, their allotment, or for a walk around the park for the first time following a previous fall.  

The buddy role tasks are really varied and guided by the people we work with.  

We ask you to commit to around 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months. You will also be asked to log your buddy activities through an App and engage in monthly volunteer support meetings.  

Time required

Flexible days/ times. We hope you would be able to commit for at least 6 months for around 2 hours a week.  

Benefits

    • Connects you to others  
    • Fun and fulfilling 
    • Can advance your career, particularly good opportunity for people looking to gain experience for social care, health and charity sectors 

 

Key skills required

    • Communicating well with people who may be going through difficult times, and building rapport. 
    • Emotionally resilient and self-aware, supporting people non-judgementally. 
    • Good listening skills  
    • An awareness of supportive coaching techniques. 
    • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and act as a link between people and all that is happening in the community 
    • IT skills to give prompt feedback through an App 

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