Mental Health Concern is a registered charity that provides specialist community services which help over 1,000 people each year to get back into work, education, or to increase meaningful activity.
We help people to rebuild their social support networks and develop friendships. We stick by them to ‘navigate’ through the sometimes complex health and social care system, using our knowledge of what’s out there to link people in and support them through in a meaningful way.
We are looking to develop a team of volunteers to act as a ‘Befriender’ within our Community services. We have Community services in Gateshead and Gosforth.
What does a ‘befriender’ do?
As a befriender you will be instrumental in developing a quality relationship with our residents through friendship and positive social interaction
Your role will include: -
You will not be expected to provide personal care as a befriender and the list of duties may vary depending on the service you will be volunteering with, however this will be discussed in detail during the recruitment and selection process.
How much time will you need to give?
You will need to commit to an agreed number of hours each week or fortnight, usually the same day and time. Ideally you will be able to provide continuity over a minimum of six months; this can all be discussed during the recruitment and selection process.
In return for your valuable time and dedication we offer you:-
We would love to hear from you if you:-
Recruitment and Selection Process
Please specify on your application which location you would like to volunteer in.
Once we receive your application this will be sent to Community Service Managers for consideration. If your application is successful you will be invited to meet with a Community Service Manager to discuss the remit of the role.
If you are appointed to the Befriender role you will need to supply two references and complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please call Human Resources on ( Phone number removed )
If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please assume your application was unsuccessful at this time.
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