Location: Various

Time commitment: Flexible to suit volunteer/Service User

Role description: Provide regular social time on a one-to-one basis to an individual looking to make progress in their life and integrate into society.

Benefits to the volunteer: If you want to make a difference to someone who needs individual support, this could be the role for you. You will be able to develop social and personal skills, knowing that your involvement is making a difference. This could be helpful towards gaining experience in social care and would be attractive on a CV.

Main Tasks: As a befriender, your skills, personality and location will be matched appropriately to an individual who has requested support on a one-to-one basis. Helping the service user to integrate into the local community by e.g: going for a coffee in a café, going to the cinema or local event, encouraging a hobby or interest.

Required skills, qualities and experience: We are looking for volunteers who are understanding, patient, empathetic and good at listening.

Training and support available: You will be given induction training into the various aspects of the work and support and supervision from our Volunteer Coordinator or other Support Worker.

Reimbursement of expenses: Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed, including travel expenses and the costs for your and service users’ reasonable activity expenses.

Essential requirements:

  • This role carries a requirement of an active Christian faith. As Street Connect is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010.
  • 21+ years of age.
  • PVG certificate

Recruitment process:

  • Application Form
  • Reference checks: Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to ensure you have an active Christian faith and commitment
  • Roles that include direct support of participants also requires volunteers to become members of the PVG scheme (standard disclosure)

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please click the banner below to download and complete our application form. 

Sep 12, 2022