Female Volunteer Befriender

Vacancy posted: Sunday, 6 November 2016

Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Location: Bridge of Weir

Quarriers Ashgrove project provides a residential service for people with disabilities.

VOLUNTEER ROLE:

Volunteer Befriender - Female only

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

A 61 year old lady with mild learning disability and Epilepsy would love a volunteer befriender to access the community and enjoy various activities.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To provide friendship and help with accessing the community via public transport/taxi.
  • Allowing Miss M to remain a full lifestyle despite reduced mobility levels.
  • To provide support using walking aid and wheelchair in the local area and out with.
  • To provide support with Epilepsy.
  • To take part in home baking and cookery
  • To provide support to college classes, activity groups etc.

REQUIRED SKILLS, QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE:

  • Friendly and warm
  • Caring and Patient
  • Similar interest i.e. Cookery, baking, sewing, knitting, arts & crafts, going for dinner, day trips, shopping etc.

WHERE & WHEN:

The ladies home, Quarriers Village, Local community.

COMMITMENT REQUIRED:

It would be great if the volunteer could commit to 1 or 2 days each week for at least 6 months.

TRAINING & SUPPORT PROVIDED:

  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Safer Handling
  • Induction
  • Adult Protection
  • Any other training identified essential to role

TRANSPORT:

Public transport, taxi and possible use if project vehicle

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Volunteer application form, meeting with project manager, reference and PVG check

TASTER SESSIONS:

Full day one induction in house and project getting to know everyone

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Contact Name Louise McGinty
Telephone 01505 616109
Address Quarriers Volunteer Centre
Quarriers Village
Head Office
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX

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