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Befriender Match – Help with Cooking

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!

Man in his early 40’s would like someone to help him to cook spicy foods either after work or during the day. He has MS and no longer has enough strength in his hands to chop vegetables so would need someone to help do tasks which require more strength than he currently has.

He has a great sense of humour and is looking forward to improving his culinary skills and having another person to chat with.

He presently lives in Caversham but may be moving to West Reading. No date sorted for that yet.

His other interests include watching football and playing on his X-box. He also likes watching films and has an interest in British Sign Language – if anyone would like to teach him some signing.

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?
01926 023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Thursday

Map
Location description
North Reading
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 AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri 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:
Self organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction to Enrych and manual handling
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The Volunteer Co-ordinator available for support
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses reimbursed. Any costs associated with the activity covered by the member.
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
18 June 2019

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