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Befriender Match – All kinds of socialising

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 blind man in his 30’s wants to meet more people and make new friends. He is looking for a volunteer once a week or so to help him widen his social circle.

He would like a volunteer to accompany him to various social events and help him to know who else is attending so he can make conversation and find out shared interests.

He is a member of MeetUp in Reading and would like to get to more of their evening / weekend events such as walks, quizzes, pub crawls and meals. He works full time.

He is a keen walker, cinema goer and enjoys doing quizzes.

He has a guide dog who may accompany him to events.

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.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer Project Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189291675
Mobile?
07926023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Thursday

Map
Location description
Tilehurst
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSociableSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Training on how best to guide him will be given.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The volunteers coordinator is available to support volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
All expenses are reimbursed either by the member or charity
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
15 May 2019

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