Volunteer befriender for social activities - MoodiesburnVacancy posted: Saturday, 8 October 2016
Salary: Out of pocket expenses
Location: Lanarkshire North
Quarriers Cumbernauld Supported Living Project provides a range of support services for adults and children with learning or physical Disabilities and acquired brain injuries in the North Lanarkshire area. Predominately the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Moodiesburn and Chryston areas.
W is in his late 40’s and lives in the Moodiesburn area. W has learning disability and lives in his own home. He is looking to expand his friendships in the local area and participate in community activities.
A volunteer befriender is required to engage, support and develop a friendship with W in the activities he enjoys doing, possibly in his home and local community.
A volunteer befriender will give W the opportunity to meet new people. And for W to form other supports in his local community. A befriender will also allow W to be able to participate in the activities he has an interest in.
The volunteer befriender will accompany and provide some support to W in the activities he enjoys. W enjoys playing Wii games, going bowling, walking, arts and crafts, football, badminton, swimming, fishing, going to the cinema. W also enjoys dancing, playing musical instruments and amateur dramatics.
This opportunity will take place at W’s house and surrounding area. Times are negotiable and can range from volunteering on a weekly basis to a monthly basis although a commitment over a 12 month period is essential.
Training will include:
- The volunteer befriender will be supported by existing staff, team leader and manager. It is expected that the volunteer would work alongside Quarriers staff for a period of time to get to know A.
- A volunteer induction and review procedure will be provided.
- Possible relevant mandatory course to be completed.
- Induction to Quarriers
- Emergency First Aid
- Fire safety Awareness
- Basic food Hygiene (work book)
- Other training courses may be available
Skills should include: Patient, empathy skills, good sense of humor, friendly, caring, enthusiastic.
The volunteer (if suited) should be aged 21 or over and would have to commit to volunteering for a 12 month period.
|Contact Name||Louise McGinty|
|Address||Quarriers Volunteer Centre
Bridge of Weir
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