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Offered by:
First Steps ED
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
 
Address where volunteering takes place: This is a home-based opportunity in Nottingham Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?

Several

Purpose of Role:

Talk to students with mild to moderate eating disorders at Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham by email about their recovery journey and any challeges they may be facing.


Role Description:

We are looking for volunteers to support our ever expanding Eating Disorders In Student Service (EDISS) project at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. Our goal is to support students with mild to moderate eating disorders and difficulties.

First Steps offer befriending for anyone who might benefit from one to one support over email by creating a means of communication to discuss the service users' recovery and challenges that may arise along the journey.

As a volunteer you will have at least two service users to befriend at any one time, who you will make an agreement with to communicate via one email per day for two days each week.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

For this role, you will need:

Ability to send and reply to emails
Confidence in talking to people
Enthusiasm
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about eating disorders
Empathy
Recognition of the importance of confidentiality

You will have the opportunity to develop:

Teamwork
Communication skills
First-hand experience of supporting people with mental health problems
Excellent experience for your CV

 
When required:

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Evening
 

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?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out?
DBS Disclosure required? No
 

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