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Host Organisation: Friends for Leisure

Friends for Leisure are looking for volunteers to befriend disabled young people in Cheshire-East. Our young people are struggling to socialise and make friends - can you help?

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities
Type of Activity: Befriending, Youth Work
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday EVE, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday EVE, Thursday EVE, Friday EVE, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Saturday EVE, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Sunday EVE

Our volunteers are simply FRIENDS
We would like volunteers to be matched with disabled young people in Cheshire East (Congleton, Crewe, Sandbach, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Wilmslow)
Volunteers provide friendship and spend time with a young person socialising - this could be going for a coffee, watching a film, going to the gym or maybe playing a game
Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they have - most of our volunteers meet their buddy once a fortnight
FFL will pay out of pocket expenses
We recruit volunteers from the age of 16
At Friends for Leisure we believe that everyone needs a friend... could you be that friend?

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Out of pocket expenses

What support is available for the volunteer?:

We offer full support and training

What training is available for the volunteer?:

FFL Induction
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Disability Awareness
First Aid
Autism Awareness
Mental Health Awareness