Volunteer Befriender

  • VO83358


Description

The befriending volunteer will work as a part of a team of volunteers who will be appropriately matched with a suitable adult befriendee who is a residence of Cale House. All residence of Cale House have had recent experience of homelessness, The overall aim is to enhance the quality of a befrindee's life by supporting his/her welfare, personal development and capacity for self-determination. This is done by offering the befriendee a trusting relationship. There is the opportunity of group befriending or 1:1 befriending.

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2 per

Restrictions

Experience required: 1.Ability to work in a non-judgemental manner accepting people without discrimination. 2.Ability to empathise with the client group and be willing to understand the issues affecting the homeless and isolated . 3.Have weekly/fortnightly time and commitment for at least one year. 4 Have commitment to meet with the Befriending Coordinator for regular catch up supervision session. 5.Ability to understand and work to the policies and practices of Cross Reach.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Befrienders have the right to submit claims for out of pocket business expenses such as snacks, drinks, venue tickets etc as agreed at the initial meeting. If travelling required, claims for travel expenses should be based on the cost it would take to travel from Point A to B by the most suitable form of public transport.
Training details: 2 days induction training
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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