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Macular Society

Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau

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About Macular Society

Our vision: Excellence in support now; a cure in the future.
Our mission: To promote independence, confidence and quality of life and to find a cure for macular disease.
Our aims over the next five... Read more

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]Admin and Office Work, Older People, Disability and Health, Befriending

Volunteer Befriender Role Description There are many factors contributing to social isolation – age, disability, even rural isolation. Our Telephone Befriending Service aims to reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation that can be experienced by people living with macular disease. We need Volunteer Befrienders to offer a friendly listening ear to those that need it, engaging them in conversations over the phone, talking about things that are of interest to them whether that is macular disease, hobbies or the weather. You may also need to signpost people on to additional sources of support if appropriate. People wishing to access this service will register their interest via our Helpline. You will be given the opportunity to attend a one day training course to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake this particular role. If you want to help us in reducing the feelings of isolation felt by people who are affected by macular disease and you would


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering

Premises type: From home

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Is this role flexible? 100% Flexible

Min hours expected per week: 1 hours

Min period of commitment:

Requirements: No, all training and support for the role will be provided.

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone

Additional support needs: Most support needs can be met.

Training provided: All training and support will be provided in a professional manner.

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References


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