Social Prescribing Volunteer
Connecting people with groups, activities and support in their community takes skill and time. As a Social Prescribing Volunteer, you’ll be a vital part of our team, acting as a link between people and all that is happening in their community.
We are not currently taking applications for this role, but feel free to contact us to register your interest.
Hours are flexible, but most volunteers give around 3-4 hours a week. You’ll be supporting people one-to-one, typically over a period of two to three months. We’d like you to be able to commit to a minimum of six months.
Key skills required
Able to communicate well with people who may be going through difficult times
Emotionally resilient and self-aware
Ability to maintain professional boundaries
Able to use IT, email and the internet and our case recording system
Together Co Social Prescribing helps connect people with groups, activities and support in the community. We help people develop a social or support network, access hard-to-find help, or get out more and join a local group. This is called ‘social prescribing’, or ‘link working.’
As a Social Prescribing Volunteer, you’ll act as a link between people and all that is happening in their community. This means listening to people, learning what’s happening in the community, discussing options, and helping people identify and access support that’s right for them. It’s about developing rapport, helping people to identify their strengths and hopes as well as support needs, and empowering people to make changes.
There’s an initial training period of six to eight weeks. After that, you’ll help between six and twelve people every month, either face to face or over the phone. You’ll be given specialist social prescribing training as well as Brighton and Hove City Council training. You’ll also receive out of pocket expenses and receive a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.
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