Interests

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Campaigning and Civic Responsibility
  • Community Engagement
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People

Activities

  • Advice and information
  • Groups and clubs
  • One-off activity
  • Practical skills
  • Support and Befriending

Compassionate Neighbours visit people in the community who are lonely or isolated and/or who are nearing the end of life through age or illness for around an hour a week, with a focus on helping people to continue to be part of their local community.

You will visit someone we think you will get on with. This is not a one-way relationship - we hope that you will learn from and enjoy visits.

We have adapted the support through the recent COVID-19 lockdown and are exploring how we might be able to safely revert to visiting people in coming weeks and months.

What skills do I need?

Willing to develop a new friendship Being a good communicator Having empathy for others Wanting to make a difference and be part of your local community

Interests

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Campaigning and Civic Responsibility
  • Community Engagement
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People

Activities

  • Advice and information
  • Groups and clubs
  • One-off activity
  • Practical skills
  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
    You will require a DBS check - we will help you through the process.
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    We aim to match you to someone close enough that travelling expenses will not need to be claimed - though we will cover expenses incurred.
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
    We are considering how we might be able to expand the project in the future to include 16-17 year olds but, for now, this role is suitable for 18s and older only.
  • Training provided
    You will be invited to a two-day training group to find out about the project and to learn about the Hospice, issues affecting people nearing the end of life and the role of community.
  • Volunteer induction
    You will be fully inducted.
  • Volunteer policy
    We will ensure you receive a handbook with access to all relevant policies and guidance.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    This role is covered by the Hospice\\\'s public liability insurance.
  • Written role description
    Available on request.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 14/07/2020

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Availability Details

Anyone interested will be invited to join one of our two-day training groups. We will match you with someone with whom your availability works: it might be during the week, in the evenings or at weekends.

Location

This opportunity has no specific location.

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