Volunteer befriender for social activities - Moodiesburn

Vacancy 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.

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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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