Volunteer Befriender

Ups and Downs Southwest
www.upsanddowns.net
Salary: 
N/A
Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
3-4 PER WEEK
Location: 
South West
Details of Role: 

Often the most valuable and powerful support for parents is time spent with other parents who carry the lived experience of raising a child who has Down Syndrome.  Time to talk through the challenges and to share the success with someone who really understands, can build confidence, reduce isolation and increase parental self-esteem.  If this resonates with you and you can spare a few hours week, the role of volunteer befriender could provide the perfect volunteering experience for you.  

You will provide emotional support and practical help to parents who have a child or young person with Down Syndrome.

Befrienders will receive an official letter of acceptance as a befriender, which will detail the Volunteer Arrangement. Please note that appointment as befriender is subject to completion of the foundation training course, readiness for befriending, satisfactory references and enhanced criminal records check (Disclosure).  

Closing Date: 
Friday, 1 July, 2022 - 11:15
Contact Person: 
Joanna Thorn
Contact Email: 
info@upsanddowns.net
Contact Phone: 
01278 691100
Postal Address: 
Up and Downs Southwest The Old School House School Road Westonzoyland TA7 0LN