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Befriender Match – Chats and Reading

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 delightful, chatty man with a good sense of humour is looking for a volunteer to help him with his reading, writing and numbers which he has found difficult since he had a stroke a few years ago.

Uses a wheelchair or two sticks to get around.
Would like the volunteer to go to his home to help him improve his reading especially.

Interests – Football (used to coach a Boy’s team), Chatting/Socializing, Archery and Current Affairs

Timing – Preferably daytime but evening and weekends are okay.

General Location – West 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.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189291675
Mobile?
07926023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Wednesday

Location description
West Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
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 EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
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.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
As appropriate
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The Volunteer Co-ordinator supports all volunteers and members
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel costs
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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
7 August 2018

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