Volunteer Activity/Social Buddy

Milestones Trust
https://www.milestonestrust.org.uk/
Salary: 
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Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
A few hours once or twice a week on an evening
Details of Role: 

Activity Buddy

Can you spare a few hours once or twice a each week on an evening as an activity/social buddy?

Milestones Trust is a health and social care charity which supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and people living with dementia.  The services are provided through a network of residential and nursing care homes and community services throughout the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.

One of our care homes in Yate is host to 6 amazing residents, who would love to attend the cinema, bowling, go out for a meal etc we are looking for someone social and upbeat!.

We are looking for a volunteer who is:

Compassionate

Reliable

Has a good sense of humour

Encouraging and motivating

Understanding

Patience

(Ideally) Holding a UK driving license 

Available once or twice a week on an evening for socialising   

You will have a full induction at the home and the volunteer lead will ensure you are confident with supporting the resident or residents.

The buddy role is based in Yate South Gloucestershire so would suit someone local and we provide agreed travel expenses.  

Please note due to the nature of our service user group a DBS check and references will be carried out. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of six months volunteering.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: 
Saturday, 9 November, 2019 - 13:45
Contact Person: 
Sara Turill or Marie Wathen
Contact Email: 
volunteering@milestonestrust.org.uk
Contact Phone: 
0117 970 9356 or 0117 970 9319