We are looking for volunteers to give short-term and goal-focused support, with the eventual aim of giving our clients more confidence to engage with their interests.
This could involve supporting someone to go to choir practice, a craft group, a community allotment, or for a walk around the park for the first time following a previous fall.
The connector role tasks are really varied and guided by the people we work with. Giving your time could help connect someone with the outside world and their community.
The commitment varies, you may be asked to do a one-off task of around two to three hours, or you may be asked to support someone for one to two hours each week for six weeks.
The role can allow for gaps in between each connector task. We ask that you commit to at least six months of volunteering but this could be spread over a longer time period.
You will also be asked to log your connector activities through an app and engage in monthly volunteer support meetings.
Flexible days/times. We hope you would be able to commit for at least 6 months.
- 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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