Volunteering opportunity

Volunteer Befriender

Added by
 
Time2shareatWECIL
on 11th February 2020
 

Please sign in or register to volunteer to this..

Frequency
  • Regular
Bristol neighbourhood
  • Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
  • Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
  • Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
  • Stockwood / Flowers Hill
  • Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
  • St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
  • St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
  • St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
  • Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
  • Southville / Ashton Gate
  • Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
  • Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
  • Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
  • Redfield / Whitehall
  • Redcliffe / Temple Meads
  • Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
  • Lockleaze
  • Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
  • Hengrove / Whitchurch
  • Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
  • Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
  • Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
  • Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
  • Filton / Frenchay
  • Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
  • Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
  • Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
  • Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
  • Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
  • Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
  • Bristol City Centre
  • Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
  • Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
  • Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
  • Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton

There are children and young people in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset looking for a Buddy to spend time with and have fun! Can you offer 2-3 hours a week to help?

About Time2Share@WECIL We are a local charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families across the Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset region. We have been successfully supporting people to access volunteer befriending services and group activities in the area for over 40 years. This would not be possible without the support of our volunteers and we are currently recruiting so that we can continue this great work and reach out to more families.

About the role Our 1:1 befriending service involves volunteers spending regular time with a young person doing something they both enjoy such as watching a movie, cooking, playing football or going for a walk. Spending just a couple of hours a week with a befriender can make a dramatic difference to the lives of disabled children and the people who care for them. It can enable young people to increase their confidence and independence, develop their life skills, become less isolated, build their own friendships and of course have fun! It also provides parents and families with the chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

What we are looking for Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages and you do not need previous experience of working with children or disabled people to become a befriender. If you are enthusiastic, committed, responsible, have a positive attitude and think you could be a good role model then this could be the ideal volunteering role for you! All we ask is that you spend regular time with a young person and try to commit to befriending for one year.

What you can expect Befriending can offer a unique chance to have fun with a young person and make a positive impact on their life, at the same time as developing new skills, knowledge and experience. It is very important to us that you are linked with a young person that shares your interests and you are happy to spend time with, and we do everything we can to help you feel confident and comfortable in your volunteering role. To help achieve this we provide:

  • Induction training and ongoing training/development opportunities
  • Ongoing support and advice from our Volunteer Co-ordinators
  • Expenses paid

Interested?

More information about Time2Share@WECIL is available on our website www.wecil.co.uk. If you would like an informal chat about the role or an application pack then please call us on 0117 9479911 or email befriending@wecil.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Time2Share@WECIL is committed to the safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All volunteering roles will be subject to our safer recruitment process including undertaking of references and an enhanced DBS check.

When: Every week


Please sign in or register

Search activities

Search activities   |   Search members
In

Advanced search

`

Search members

Search activities   |   Search members   |  
In

Advanced search

`

Search project teams

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search project teams

Search guide pages

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search guide pages
In

Advanced search

`

Search Can Do Bristol

Volunteer for this activity

Tip: Tell them a bit about yourself, your availability, your experience, your interests.

Send to a friend

Report this activity?

Help us keep the website safe for everyone to enjoy. Please use this form to tell us what is wrong with this post. Someone will take a look as soon as possible to resolve the issue.