Volunteer Befriending Coordinator- Placement

Adult Befriender Coordinator
Bournemouth, Remote
Posted 2 weeks ago

Main Purpose:

To support in the delivery and coordination of the Befriending service within Adult Services at Dorset Mind.

The Befriending Coordinators are the main point of contact for both participants and volunteers, so building good communication and relationships with both is vital and a large part of the role.

Handing your own case load, you will be responsible in ensuring the participants accessing the services are having their expectations met throughout their time with Dorset Mind, meeting their agreed goals while also supporting other matches in their journeys and offering advice and support when needed.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the mission of Dorset Mind by:
    • Raising awareness within general and specific communities about mental ill health. That is to say educating people about symptoms – what they are, what to expect and how to spot them.  We also help people about what they can do when they experience symptoms or know someone who does.
    • Challenging the stigma and inequality of mental ill health so that neither stigma nor inequality prevent people receiving information and support they need.
    • Promoting the ethos of recovery from mental ill health by educating people about recovery.
  • Form good working relationships with other members of the Befriending team including Coordinators and Administrators.
  • Following up on referrals and logging data correctly following processes and procedures.
  • Undertaking assessments on participants wishing to access the service and following up accordingly.

For the full list of responsibilities, please read the role description below.

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.

Volunteer Befriending Coordinator Placement Role Description

Volunteer Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

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