Host Organisation: Disability Positive (formerly Cheshire Centre for Independent Living)

Disability positive is looking for volunteers to support the befriending part of the service, which aims to reduce isolation by offering individually tailored support.

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Children and Young People, Community Events, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Men, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Women
Type of Activity: Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring
Location: From Home - Remote Volunteering, Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Volunteers Befrienders will provide the service to Disability Positive clients, this could be via telephone or face to face, and will be personalised to meet the client’s needs, for example, this could involve access the community or with a hobby, a regular coffee and catch up or a weekly phone call. We will aim to match befrienders with clients with common interests or personality types.

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

Volunteers should have good listening and communication skills, the ability to form a positive and supportive relationships while maintaining boundaries, be reliable and dependable, be empathetic and non-judgemental.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
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?:

45p per mile or agreed public transport costs

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Volunteers can expect a full induction and role specific training, with ongoing support.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Volunteers can expect a full induction and role specific training, with ongoing support.