Befriending Volunteer @ People First Housing Association, Moss Side & Hulme
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?
- 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)
No 1 City Road East