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Befriender Match – Swimming Assistance

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 lady loves to swim but cannot get to the swimming pool without assistance so she is looking for a volunteer with a car to go swimming with her. She would like the volunteer to pick her up in a car and drive to The Meadway Leisure Centre. They can then swim together before returning home to the Coley Park area.

None of our volunteers are asked to give anyone personal care. This is a befriending and supporting role.

As well as swimming, she likes doing various crafts including making cards, collage and embroidery.

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.

Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer Project Coordinator
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 929 1675
07926 023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Thursday

Location description
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Prefers a Tuesday if possible
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Induction and awareness of visual impairments
Is support given?
Description of support
Volunteer coordinator available Monday to Thursday
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel expenses (mileage) reimbursed by Enrych. Any other expnses linked to activity paid for by the member
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?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
18 June 2019

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