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MHA Communities Mendip District is here to ensure older people within the Mendip area can enjoy living later life well.

Our overall aim is to combat isolation & loneliness.

We provide a sense ...

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One to one Befriender's

1–2 hrs/wk
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Older peopleHealth & wellbeing
#41170
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SummaryCan you spare an hour a week to brighten up someone's day? If the answer is "Yes" then we would love to hear from you.
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We are looking for more wonderful friendly volunteers to facilitate our expanding service to befriend older people on a one to one basis across Mendip. Our Volunteer Befrienders help improve the quality of life older people who are socially isolated and may feel lonely and we would be delighted if you wish to join our team.


We have one to one befriending opportunities in Street to visit our members by popping in for cuppa, going out for a cuppa or simply a leisurely walk around the block.


You will introduced to a member with the purpose of spending an hour or two each visit to bring friendship, company, and a chance to chat. As part of the visit there may be a practical purpose, such as reading a newspaper to a visually impaired person, or accompanying the service user shopping or include a recreational activity.


The aim of our befriending services are to support and encourage our member to maintain access to services and facilities within the community they live in, and most of all have fun.

 

If this sounds like you, or if you wish to find out more about this opportunity and other volunteering opportunities, please also get in touch.


As a volunteer MHA will provide you with:

  • A full induction for the role;
  • Training on safeguarding, health and safety and other training relevant to the role
  • Ongoing support from a the Communities manager;
  • Out of pocket expenses in accordance with MHA’s Expenses Policy.

 

Times and Commitment

  • We ask that you make a minimum of six months commitment to this role;
  • We ask you to be able to spend 1 to 2 hours with an older person each visit.
  • We ask that you visit weekly or fortnightly, and we will agree this with you

 

WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED

😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE TO VOLUNTEERS

💸 Reimbursement of costs

🤝 Extra support


ABOUT MHA COMMUNITIES MENDIP DISTRICT

MHA Communities Mendip District is here to ensure older people within the Mendip area can enjoy living later life well.


Our overall aim is to combat isolation & loneliness.


We provide a sense of belonging by generating a sense of community and friendship to promote mental wellbeing, mental stimulation, increase confidence, self-worth and prevent further social withdrawal. Most of all, we enjoy seeing our members have fun and take pride in providing services that our members really look forward to.

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About MHA Communities Mendip District
MHA Communities Mendip District is here to ensure older people within the Mendip area can enjoy living later life well.

Our overall aim is to combat isolation & loneliness.

We provide a sense of belonging by generating a sense of community and friendship to promote mental wellbeing, mental stimulation, increase confidence, self-worth and prevent further social withdrawal. Most of all, we enjoy seeing our members have fun and take pride in providing services that our members really look forward to.
#41170
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/MHA-Communities-Mendip-District/opportunities/One-to-one-Befrienders/41170 to join