Community Connector Volunteers

  • VO73261


Description

It starts with ‘Hello’. From new mums to empty nesters, it's often surprising who is affected by loneliness.

That's why we're teaming up with The Co-operative. Together we want to reach out and reconnect thousands of lonely people with their communities, and tackle a problem that is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing.

The aim of the Community Connector is to support people affected by social isolation and loneliness and to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. We will place the person at the centre of what we do and help them by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for up to three months, depending on their needs.
Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the local community. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Ieva Nevulyte, Community Connector Co-ordinator at email inevulyte@redcross.org.uk / tel:: 07872 839864.

Organisation aims and objectives

The British Red Cross helps people in times of crisis, providing a range of services in local communities across the UK. We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever people are.

Restrictions

Experience required: We keep the service user at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. You need to have good interpersonal skills, diplomacy; communication and teamwork skills. Full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements.
Travel details: Aberdeen City. Any expenses accumulated for travel purposes are reimbursed.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are reimbursed monthly for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty.
Training details: Good training and support is provided to all volunteers. After initial ‘Foundation Training’, first few meetings would be accompanied by the Co-ordinator until volunteer would feel comfortable doing things themselves. Extra training is provided upon requests; regular training opportunities for different topics through organisation.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 17 days ago