Volunteer Befriender

Vacancy posted: Sunday, 20 November 2016

Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Location: Bridge of Weir

Quarriers Parklands project is a residential service based in Quarriers village for men with learning disabilities and other complex needs.

We are looking for a volunteer befriender to support a male in his 30's who is blind.

PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE:

To support/befriend this male and to build up a good relationship increasing his social circle.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To visit Parklands and play games such as Dominos and Yatze
  • Read aloud
  • Socialise
  • Have fun

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Basic reading skills
  • Easy going
  • Fun

WHERE AND WHEN:

In Parklands - ideally weekly or as often as you can as it would benefit the person supported.

COMMITMENT REQUIRED:

1 year would be ideal as this would allow you to get to know each other and enjoy the befriending.

MINIMUM AGE:

The minimum age for this role is 25 years old. This is due to the nature of the service.

TRANSPORT:

Volunteer would be expected to make own arrangements to and from the service and would not be supporting the person outwith the house.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Volunteer application form, meeting with staff and person supported, reference and PVG check.

EXPENSES PROVIDED:

Travel will be reimbursed based on receipts.

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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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