Adult Volunteer Befriender

Adult Befriender
Dorset
Posted 11 months ago

Main Purpose:

To become part of a successful team of volunteers who befriend individuals who are experiencing mental health problems with a view to:

  • Creating a valued relationship
  • Helping to improve self-confidence
  • Reduce social isolation by supporting clients to access activities in the community
  • Identify goals, based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, and working on these with clients

The aim of our Befriending service is to provide a professional relationship that provides one-to-one support in the community for up to a year.

Befrienders help people develop positive mental wellbeing and reduce isolation. They leave people connected with their local community. Having the support of a befriender can also help people to reduce stigma and increase confidence and self-esteem by learning and experiencing new ways of coping and developing positive mental health.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role and think you have what it takes, please complete the application form below and email it to volunteer@dorsetmind.uk. Alternately, please post this to: Volunteer Team, Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.

Volunteer Adult Befriender Role Description

Application Form

Job Features

Job CategoryVoluntary
Responsible to:Befriending Coordinator
Time Commitment:Approx 2 hours fortnightly
DBS Check:Required

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