Host Organisation: Carers Trust 4all

Carers trust 4all are looking for Volunteer befrienders to help support unpaid carers in the local community.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Health and Wellbeing services
Type of Activity: Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring, Support / Care Work
Location: Cheshire East, Congleton
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Befriender volunteers will offer a friendly face and a listening ear. You will volunteer alongside the Care team to ensure carers can access the support they need to cope well with their caring role. This might include:

A weekly telephone call to check how things are going

A social visit either to the carers home or a meeting place in the community.

Accompanying a carer to a social activity or supporting them with a shared hobby

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

A good befriender should be a good listener, with a friendly, open manner and the ability to put people at ease. Patience and an understanding of the challenges faced by carers is also important.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Travel costs

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Our Volunteer befrienders are given an induction and training will be given on starting the role. Opportunities for further training will be given as required.
Each volunteer will be appointed a staff contact who is responsible for general welfare and regular one-to-one meetings, so we can ensure you have the best possible volunteering experience.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Full training and induction, including confidentiality, safeguarding, first aid, food hygiene.