Befriender and Activity Supporter

Where Greengate House
Name Caroline Anders
Phone 01744 850 029
Befriender and Activity Supporter

Greengate House is a residential service providing support with people that have a severe and enduring mental health diagnosis. Staff and volunteers work with individuals in building their confidence, managing their health and wellbeing and to build their skills with the aim to build more independence.

Why should you volunteer?

This is a good opportunity to give something back, gain experience in health and social care, to meet people and have a sense of purpose. When volunteering you will be helping people build their confidence, reduce isolation and support them to do something they enjoy.

What will I be doing?

  • To volunteer a few hours a week by spending time with someone that is feeling isolated or wold like some extra one to one support with doing a leisure activity.
  • To provide a listening ear and emotional support.
  • To build a rapport up with residents by discussing with people what their interests are and type of things they would like to do, e.g. walking, going for a coffee, doing a quiz and going shopping

  • To be aware of the Health and Safety policy.

Who are we looking for?

You don’t need any qualification for this role. You do need to comfortable helping run an activity that relate to your interests and what people want to do (e.g. music, walking, arts, crafts, games, quizzes, baking). An understanding of mental health illness is useful for this opportunity. We are looking for people who are reliable, have a can do attitude and who are a people person.

During your application, a DBS (Disclosure Barring Check) may be done depending on your volunteer role. Your volunteer contact will support you with this and a positive disclosure doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from volunteering with is. The DBS is free of charge and will involve filling out an online form and bringing proof of ID.

If you're interested, please complete the application form here.

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