East Dorset Adult Befriender- Volunteer

Adult Befriender
East Dorset
Posted 1 year ago

We are currently only looking for volunteers to support participants in East Dorset. Starting with telephone befriending then moving to face to face. 

Main Purpose:

To become part of a successful and growing 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, which is currently is being provided either via telephone or face-to-face, is to build a professional relationship that offers one-to-one support in the community for a minimum of 6 months.

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 attached Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form 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.

Adult Befriender Role Description

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Job Features

Job CategoryVoluntary

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