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Offered by:
Groundwork Greater Nottingham
Location(s): Bilborough
Address where volunteering takes place: Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire Bilborough Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Groundwork Greater Nottingham (GGN) is hoping to reduce loneliness and isolation in older people in Nottingham. As a befriending volunteer you will be matched with an older person who lives in the project area; you will provide opportunities for much needed companionship and social interaction. As a volunteer you will contact clients over the phone or visit them in their own home, have a cup of tea and a chat. You may also support our clients to go to a local activity, group, medical appointment or shop.

Role Description:

Contacting clients over the phone
Home visits
Supporting people to access local community groups
Signposting clients to other agencies to meet specific health and welfare needs

Supporting clients to attend medical appointments
· Assist clients with the purchasing of small amounts of shopping on their behalf (including the handling of small denominations of money on behalf of clients).

Volunteers will show a commitment to:
· The aims of Groundwork Greater Nottingham.
· Improving awareness of Groundwork Greater Nottingham.
· Working in a non-judgmental and inclusive way with all members of the community.
· Be reliable.
· Complete training as required and make use of skills gained.
· Attend catch-up meetings required with key staff member.

Volunteer’s travel costs will be covered/reimbursed when traveling to and from activities for GGN.

Skills and Qualifications:

Need to be a good communicator and listener.
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity based on availability of both parties.

When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

This will be at you own pace, but should be complete within a month

Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes

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