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Are you passionate, positive and can spare an hour a week?
If so, our new Community Companions volunteering is just for you.

You will:

 Provide one-to-one support visits
 Empower people to better manage their mental health
 Help access local community programmes in Baildon

All training will be provided by Mind in Bradford and we are able to provide travel expenses for the vounteers to and from Baildon.

Minimum one year commitment required

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Required Role

Community Companions

Key responsibilities

- Spend quality time building relationships with people over 65 in Baildon - You will need access to a mobile telephone - Have a good understanding of local community programmes or be willing to research these - Promote self-care and engage lonely, socially isolated and depressed individuals within the community - We ask our volunteers to commit to 1 hr per week or 2 hrs every 2 weeks to befriend one person 65 and over, for the minimum of one year. - Undertake a 3-month probationary period - Attend an informal interview with Mind in Bradford - Undertake training sessions - Agree to a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service check) and provide references

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Research
  • Time Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 01-09-2019

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Baildon, Shipley BD17 7AX, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up