Buddy Volunteer

  • VO67877


Description

Do you want to make a difference? Could you share your interests with someone new? Do you like to go for a coffee, for a walk or shopping or visit art museum etc.? Do you have 2-3 hours a week to spare? If you have you could join our team! We can match you with an adult with an acquired brain injury, to allow their unpaid carers to receive valuable respite from their caring role. Each match is different and can fit around your time giving you a flexible way to volunteer. PVG required.

Organisation aims and objectives

Brain injury affects an estimated 1million people in the UK and can change everything in a matter of seconds. Those affected can be left with a range of physical, cognitive and emotional difficulties which can be lifelong. Edinburgh Headway Group is a specialist organisation which supports the longer term needs of adults with acquired brain injuries in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We provide a range of services, at Headway House and within the community, which are specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of members and their carers with a focus on improving everyday life. The Group is staffed by a small number of staff and an army of volunteers.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers needs to be reliable and interested in meeting people. No previous experience is required as training and support is provided. We need volunteers of 18 years plus from all backgrounds.
Travel details: Very flexible opportunity available across the City of Edinburgh.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: Training topics cover Brain Injury Awareness, Boundaries, Safety, Epilepsy Awareness and PVA training.

Last updated a month 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.