Volunteer Befriender

  • VO88030


Description

Befrienders help a person we support build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community. This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together, or attending Equal Future’s monthly social events.

Organisation aims and objectives

We recognise the importance of social connections for a good quality of life. Consequently, we offer 1-to-1 befriending for people with a learning disability or autism. This involves matching the focus person with an adult volunteer befriender. The befriender will then accompany the focus person to activities, clubs, and events in their local community, where they can make social connections. We also offer regular social events for our focus people and their families. Social events are supported by our volunteers and emphasise our welcoming Equal Futures Community in which everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Availability

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Restrictions

Experience required: Warm, friendly, approachable, compassionate, fexible, dependable, empathetic, reliable, good listener.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.