|Job Title||Trinity Befriending Volunteer|
|Contract Type||Temporary / Interim|
|Job Published||18 Oct 2016|
Trinity Befriending Volunteer
Befriending Project Coordinator
2-3 hours per week
Trinity’s Volunteer Befriending Service provides vital support to patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses or those who are elderly and frail living in our central and south west London community. The role provides valuable and much needed support for patients and an opportunity for carers and families to take a break from caring responsibilities.
This role is flexible and the support you offer will vary according to the needs of the patient and their family and carers. Typical tasks undertaken include:
Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care, counselling or advice, or cooking and cleaning.
Please note our patients normally request visits between the hours of 10am & 5pm (Mon-Fri) however we do have some requests for weekend visits.
Trinity provides a comprehensive training programme and ongoing support and supervision to provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out this role effectively.
Required skills and competencies
What this role will offer you
You will be making an important contribution to your local community and those who are often most in need. In return, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, develop your skills, CV and understanding of community services, as well as open possibilities for future personal and career development. Travel expenses are covered and Trinity are able to provide references on behalf of volunteers.
All volunteers must attend a full day befriending induction and complete 4 hours online e-learning. Inductions take place every 5-6 weeks throughout the year and cover:
Once the above training has been completed volunteers can be matched to a patient for befriending. Supplementary training may also be offered throughout the year.
For more information please contact:
Mat Hay (Befriending Project Co-ordinator)
T: 020 7787 1063 (internal x263)
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