Volunteer befriender/group activities companion

Vacancy posted: Monday, 5 December 2016

Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Location: Glasgow

We are looking for volunteers to accompany people we support to attend group activities run by Quarriers.

Southwood Drive is a 24 hour supported living service that supports three ladies to live in their own home. The three ladies have a learning disability and require a range of support.

Southwood Drive is based in the Kingspark area of Glasgow near to excellent transport links, and the ladies have their own cars.

Purpose of this role
We require a number of Volunteer Befrienders and group activities companions to support one of the ladies to attend group activities run by Quarriers on either on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

The group activities run from 11am – 2pm on these days. This would mean that she would be able to meet new people, catch up with old friends and gain new experiences.

Main tasks

  • To pick up person we support and either drive to or take a taxi to the location of the group activities program.
  • Support the person to participate in the activities at the group.
  • Support the person to order lunch.
  • Support the person to travel home again at 2pm.


No experience is necessary, all that is required is that you are an excellent communicator, patient, compassionate, fun and willing to learn.

This opportunity would take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 10:30am and 2:30pm on any of these days.

It would be great if the volunteer could commit to one day per week.

Training will be provided in the form of an induction as well as:

  •     adult protection training
  •     emergency first aid
  •     safer handling training
  •     there will be a named member of staff to provide support for the role

A driver is desirable as the person we support has their own vehicle: however it is not essential.

Selection process will include application form, meeting with manager for an informal chat, reference and PVG check.

Potential volunteers will have the opportunity to initially go with member of staff to group activities to become familiar with the person we support and the group activities.

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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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