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Information and Support Volunteer, Befriending (Face to Face)

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]Disability and Health, Befriending


We are looking to recruit Information and Support Volunteers (Befriending, Face to Face) for our My MS, My Rights, My Choices Project in Wales. As an Information and Support Volunteer you will provide emotional support and befriending to people with MS and signpost and refer service users to other applicable organisations. We are looking to start this project in January 2018 and we need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people living with MS. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a large charity, develop your existing skills and learn new ones.


Checklist:

/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Required to use own vehicle

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance



Premises type: in the community, service user homes


Public transport: depends on location, but may be a chance that there isn't any available.

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Is this role flexible? Yes


Min hours expected per week: 2 hours


Min period of commitment: 1 year

Requirements: Able to adopt an objective rather than a personal perspective, active listening, communication and interpersonal skills to empathise with someone’s feelings and experiences & comfortable using the internet and email


Support offered:

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


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers


Additional support needs:


Training provided: Induction based training

Age requirements: 18+


Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport/ Food allowance

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