The Volunteer Befriender will provide conversation and accompany a Momentum Service User, living in Berwickshire, to access and enjoy a range of social and recreational activities, while also personally gaining enjoyment from the social experiences.
The Befriender will provide companionship and conversation to our 39 year old Service User, who has an interesting, strong, unique and resilient personality and some degree of physical impairment. Examples of his interests and activities include outings (e.g. to the zoo, art galleries, 10 Pin Bowling, Premier league darts, football matches, occasional music concerts - an “Indie” fan, occasional bingo, window shopping, and going for a coffee). He also enjoys watching sport on TV, moderately short walks, communicating by social media and discussing current affairs. He would like to be accompanied when travelling (either by someone who drives or on buses, etc.), including for occasional medical appointments.
To assist adults and children who have sustained a brain injury to live independently and to re-integrate into thier communities. To deliver specialist training and support for adults with a brain injury who want to return to employment or further education
Experience required: The Befriender must have a reasonably mature outlook, enjoy conversation, have good communication skills, preferably be able to offer some wisdom and guidance, should have a sense of humour and be keen to take part in at least some of the above activities. Ownership of a car and willingness to drive would be desirable, but not essential provided the Befriender is willing to occasionally accompany our Service User on public transport.
Travel details: Berwickshire and travel beyond.
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses would not be paid for the induction interview but would be paid, in addition to other reasonable expenses, once the applicant becomes a volunteer.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Following an initial induction interview with Momentum, if the arrangement were to proceed, the Volunteer would have access to online and additional training and support through Momentum.
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