Volunteer as a befriender for people moving away from homelessness
- Brighton & Hove
- Closes: 31-10-2024 00:00 AM
- Interview week: 30 Nov 2024
Are you passionate about mental health and looking for experience of working with a local charity? Could you offer your time to help someone who has experienced homelessness? Join our befriending project and get involved in some fun activities with someone from your local community.
Volunteer recruitment is ongoing and interviews are arranged following enquiries.
What is the Social Connection Befriending Scheme?
Through befriending relationships, the Social Connection Project supports people moving away from homelessness in overcoming social barriers, isolation and loneliness. Volunteers are matched with people who have experienced homelessness and they do a variety of activities together such as going for a walk, going for coffee, or accompanying them to an event - anything you both fancy!
What we’re looking for in a volunteer
We’re looking for volunteers who are non-judgemental, reliable, patient and flexible. The project is flexible but we expect you to meet up or have phone contact once aweek for a minimum of 6 months.
There will be a loose pathway to follow that you will develop alongside our friendly Project Coordinator, Si, and the person you are matched with. All volunteers will be trained and can access support via a monthly 1-1 supervision with Si and regular peer support meetings.
If you're interested in befriending someone affected by homelessness in Brighton & Hove, please email firstname.lastname@example.org