Befriending Volunteer @ People First Housing Association, Moss Side & Hulme

Opportunity Provider: People First Housing Association Ltd

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds to help develop and deliver our befriending service in Hulme and Moss Side.

What support would a befriender offer?

Support with:

  • Attending medical appointments
  • Organising and delivering activities in the area
  • Attending local community activities
  • Weekly shopping
  • Emotional needs
  • Coping with isolation
  • Getting services provided to the home such as gas or electricity
  • Making contact with exisiting agencies and organisations

What training will befrienders get?

You be asked to complete a free day induction, you will be given access to extra training to give a basic understanding and awareness of the different issues affecting the lives of the people we work with it includes:

  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Mental health and dealing with stress
  • Understanding behaviours
  • Lone working and risk assessment
  • Data protection and confidentiality
  • Maintaining professional boundaries
  • Safeguarding vunerable adults and children
  • Equality and diversity

To become a befriender you will need to:

  • Complete a short application form and informal interview
  • Undergo a Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • Provide two references

Contact the Befriending Co-ordinator on the telephone or email below for further details.

Experience is not essential for volunter positions.

(No start or close date)

Based in : Manchester
Open to: Across GM
Travel expenses: No
Lunch provided: No
Refreshments provided: Yes
Childcare provision: No
Opportunity available: Please see opportunity details
Close date: 31st March 2019
Is this opportunity ongoing? Yes
Opportunity Category: Volunteering
Listing status: Live
Opportunity sector: Voluntary Sector

Contact details
Telephone: 0161 235 6900
Location:
No 1 City Road East
City Road
Manchester
M15 4PN

Additional Info