Befriender Match – Scrabble, Jigsaws and Puzzles
Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for ENRYCH Berkshire
Our volunteers support and enable people with a physical disability to take up, or return to, a hobby, interest, sporting activity or learning opportunity which they cannot do without some help or support. This support is mainly about giving confidence, understanding and emotional support to bring colour to our members’ lives.
We are looking for everyday folk who might have a few free hours each week to share an interest with someone with a disability. That hobby you’ve had for years might be just the thing that one of our Members is looking for. You never know – volunteering might actually add some unexpected colour to your life too!
This lady in her late 40’s has MS and is looking for a volunteer to play scrabble with or do jigsaws and puzzles with.
She would also like to go out for a short walk with a volunteer to get out of her flat.
She uses a walker to help her balance. She is a smoker.
Interests – TV, Jigsaws, Scrabble, Going for Walks, Meeting New People
Timing – Daytime
General Location – Central Reading
Interested but want to know a little more about what being a volunteer is like? Read about Maria’s volunteering experience HERE
Take a look at our new Befriender Match page to see examples of people seeking befrienders now.
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Any of these times
Additional timing details
ENRYCH Berkshire asks that Volunteers be able to commit a few hours each week. These hours will be agreed between you and the ENRYCH Berkshire Member, meaning that the partnership can work at a time that suits you both.
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Description of support
The Volunteer Co-ordinator supports all volunteers and members
Description of expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?