Volunteer Companion

Milestones Trust
http://www.milestonestrust.org.uk/
Contract Type: 
Trustee / Volunteer
Location: 
Bristol
Details of Role: 

Milestones Trust support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia in the Bristol area to live as they choose.  Our person-centered services include residential and nursing care homes, day services, home care and supported living.  Milestones Trust is about enabling people to be happy, independent and in control of their own lives in the community.

We have a 66 year old gentleman in our home in Brislington who has mental health needs and mild learning disabilities, and would like a volunteer to visit him and support with activities inside and eventually outside of the home.  The gentleman loves going out, and is really happy to anywhere (i.e, coffee shops, hippodrome, shopping)!

The volunteer role will involve:

  • Visiting the resident at the home in Brislington each week (day and time can be flexible) and building a friendship with him.
  • Completing a 6 week induction with the home manager.
  • Talking to the resident and finding out activities he would like to do, and encourage new activities you think he may enjoy.
  • Once you and the resident are happy and confident, to go out into the community and enjoy different activities/day trips/shows.

We are looking for a volunteer who:

  • Is reliable and available once a week (day and time is flexible)
  • Is confident and has good communication skills.
  • Is patient with a calm nature.
  • Is social and enjoys going out into the community.

As well as completing a 6 week induction with the home manager, there will always be staff on hand within the home to support you into the role.  The home manager will ensure you and the resident are happy and comfortable within the home before supporting with external activities.

We cover travel expenses, and out of pocket expenses which are agreed with the home manager.

If this is something you would like to get involved in please get in touch.

Please note due to the nature of our service user group a DBS check will be carried out and references will be taken up.

Closing Date: 
Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 12:15
How to Apply: 

To express your interest please contact Lianne Stevens: liannes@milestonestrust.org.uk  / 01179709319

or complete the attached application form and return it via email to the above email address or in the post to:

Unit 10, Eclipse Office Park, High Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5EL.

Contact Person: 
Lianne Stevens
Contact Email: 
liannes@milestonestrust.org.uk
Contact Phone: 
01179709319
Postal Address: 
Unit 10, Eclipse Office Park High Street Staple Hill BS16 5EL