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Organisation: General     Date Posted: 03/08/2016

Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Opportunity Code: VH106-10001

Closing Date to Apply: -

Purpose:
Befriending individuals aged 65+ living in the Hartlepool Borough area. To help facilitate social interaction and build self-esteem and confidence. We also hope to motivate clients to access social activities and groups in their area.

Duties:
• Offer friendship and a listening ear
• Have a friendly chat over a cup of tea or
coffee
• Assist with small daily living tasks
• Accompany clients on short walks,
outings or to local social groups

Time needed from Volunteer:
Minimum of 2 hours per week

Skills Experience & Qualifications:
Enthusiasm, reliability, flexibility, outgoing personality and good listening skills.
Previous experience of working with older people is desirable;
This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills: interpersonal, planning/organizing and communication skills

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