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Telephone Befriender

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We are looking for Telephone Befrienders to help out at the HOPE Project Office in Stevenston. This role requires the following:

• Someone who likes a good chat and is able to encourage and stimulate an older person to express themselves and feel comfortable engaging in conversation
• Inspiring enough confidence further down the line to allow for attendance at a social activity

If you like the idea of working alongside older individuals and would enjoy this telephone service then this is the right opportunity for you.

Organisation aims and objectives

Community Capacity building and information and support for clients within SIP areas. access to local residents to other agencies (e.g. CHAP). Credit Unions, Local Councillors (holds surgery here). Internet Access, set up community conferences, access to money advice / social work / legal - will advice / advocate. Marketing / Promotional services for community / Voluntary groups











Experience required: Looking for people who have an interest in working with Older Individuals and would like to help older people remain independent within their own homes for longer and help to support them when necessary.
Travel details: Opportunity takes place at the HOPE Project Office in Stevenston, North Ayrshire. This is situated on a main bus route.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses will be paid on request - proof of bus/train tickets. Mileage will be paid for all travel connected with the project. (Training and Volunteer Work)
Taster details: An induction session will be provided to volunteers.
Training details: The induction session will be followed up by training sessions, disclosure check and on-going training and support sessions thereafter.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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