Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association - Moray

Charity registered in Scotland SC014738

Current opportunity

Hanover Scotland are looking for a Volunteer Befriender to support our residents who live in Elgin. The Role: The Volunteer Befriender helps residents who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one to one basis to help a person maintain social contact, provide companionship and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Volunteer befrienders build a positive relationship with an individual and visit them on a regular basis in their own flat. This could mean spending some time with a person for an hour or two every week/fortnight, we also encourage getting out and about for a coffee or short walk. Generally, befrienders are there to chat and get to know someone, have fun. Support the person to continue with existing interests, whilst encouraging them to embark on new activities. No qualifications are necessary. They are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with older people, have good communication and listening skills, are reliable and willing to work as part of a team. Benefit of Volunteering:  Helping older people in your community to stay connected and to be less socially isolated.  Helping older adults in your community to remain active and independent.  Personal development  Making new friends  Valuable experience for work in care. Time Commitment:  Once a week / fortnight / month  Monday to Sunday  AM and PM Disclosure: All volunteers require membership to the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme, this will be organised by Hanover Housing ( no fee) Hanover is one of Scotland’s largest registered social landlords specialising in services for older people. They manage more than 5,000 properties and provide a range of other services including telecare community alarm monitoring and housing with care. They work closely with their customers to help people live independent, secure and fulfilling lives. Other information: You will receive regular support and you will be reimbursed for any reasonable out of pocket expenses.