Befriender

  • VO30254


Description

Corbenic is a residential Comphill community. It is home for 27 people with learning disabilities who live in five households. Everyone is encouraged to participate in community life from the daily routine to the many celebrations and social activities that occur through the year. However, Corbenic's rual situation can restrict opportunities for people who live here to develop relationships with people who live in the wider community. We are looking for befrienders who could help them overcome this difficulty and share activities with their friend outside of Corbenic.

Organisation aims and objectives

Corbenic Camphill Community is an integrated community for adults with learning difficulties. The aim is that, through community living, mutual respect and concern for the dignity of each person are actively fostered by ensuring a stable and secure environment with individual privacy and promoting appropriate independence. Residents live in houses of around 10 people, including employed house parents and volunteer co-workers. They work in a variety of workshops including woodwork, craft, candle-making, garden estate, cooking, bakery and horse-riding.

Restrictions

You need to be able to drive + take responsibility for an adult with learning disabilities.
Experience required: Interest in meeting new people. An open-minded approach. Regular time commitment Sense of humour! Able to the responsibility
Travel details: Corbenic & wherever the befriender + befriendee would like to go on trips out, usually in local area. Own transport is essential.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Available
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.