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Befriender Match – Dog walking and Quizzing

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 blind lady is looking for a volunteer to walk her dog with her. She would also appreciate someone to go shopping with her occasionally.

She very much enjoys going to her local pub on quiz night and would like another person to go with her.

If the volunteer has a car they could get to the cinema too sometimes which is difficult by public transport.

She is very musical, has a great love of life and is a keen walker.

Interested but want to know a little more about what being a volunteer is like? Read about Maria’s volunteering experience HERE

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9291675
Mobile?
07926 023908
Contact instructions?
Mon-Wed

Location description
Burghfield
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
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?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We will arrange for the volunteer to undergo the training to be a sighted guide and any other relevant training to be able to match with this member.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The volunteer coordinator is there to support all the volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Any expenses incurred are paid for by the member and travel expenses are paid for by Enrych
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
21 December 2018

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