Community Task Volunteer

  • VO71349


Description

There are many ways in which volunteers can help to reduce social isolation in the older population. This may be by accompanying someone to attend a local community group, assisting with shopping or supporting them with activities, in their own home. Other suitable activities may include demonstrating to and supporting clients to do exercise to improve strength and balance, assistance with food preparation, assistance with craft activities and support with digital skills. A little human contact and support makes the world of difference to an isolated person. Volunteers can provide practical support to enable a person to feel less isolated and part of their wider community.

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Requires a commitment of 2 hours per fortnight for 6 months.

Restrictions

Experience required: The volunteer needs to be caring, friendly and have an open-minded attitude. Good listening skills, being sociable and good communicator are desirable. Patience and understanding is required.
Travel details: Can be a driver/non driver. The use of public transport is encouraged where appropriate.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay travel costs and other expenses incurred by volunteers when they care carrying out this role. If the volunteer uses their own car, travel expenses are paid at the rate of 45p per mile. We reimburse volunteers every month.
Training details: All volunteers will be provided with an initial induction/training session. There will be the opportunity for volunteers to meet a client before starting as a volunteer. Ongoing training opportunities and support will also be provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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