Befriender - Cambuslang/Rutherglen

  • VO88601


Description

The Befrienders provide a valuable service which aims to improve and enhance the quality of life of those people who use the service. The Hands on Project relies on the skills, experience and talents of a pool of volunteers recruited and trained by the project.
The ultimate aim of the project is to promote active community participation, self-help and empowerment, as well as breaking down the isolation many housebound people suffer through lack of social contact. It also gives users an opportunity to exercise greater control over their own lives.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Hands on Project provides Befriending and in-house practical assistance for the elderly, disabled and those who are housebound. Volunteers from the local community are recruited and trained to carry out the tasks requested and are supported by a Volunteer Development Officer.

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2-3 hours per week. Minimum Commitment: 3 months. (During office hours only)

Restrictions

Disclosure Check (PVG) & References will be required.
Experience required: Befrienders need to be committed and have good communication skills. A good sense of humour helps and previous experience of working with older people would be useful.
Travel details: Tasks are carried out within clients' homes within Cambuslang & Rutherglen
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Where appropriate public transport costs are reimbursed. Car users receive mileage allowance.
Training details: Induction and Befriender training will be given as well as appropriate on-going training on specific issues such as Dementia and Mental Health awareness. Support will be provided by the Volunteer Development Officer.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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