Chorley - Older People's Service


Grove House Home For Older People - Grove House – Befriending Volunteer

Grove House – Befriending Volunteer

Highfield Road, Chorley, PR6 9RH

This opportunity is available in the afternoons on various days of the week. Days/ times can be arranged with Grove House (Chorley) upon enquiry.

Overview

 

Older people services operates using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents.

 

Our core purpose is to provide high quality competitive, and person centred residential and day time support for the people of Lancashire.

 

The service has 18 homes for older people and 12 day centres throughout Lancashire.

 

Support from a Volunteer can help make a difference in someone's life, even if it's just a smile.

 

Tasks

 

The benefit of having a regular meeting with a befriender helps to increase the confidence, resilience and independence of the service user as our befrienders actively support, encourage and empower them to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives.

 

As a befriending volunteer you are encouraged to spend some time chatting to residents and possibly sharing your hobbies/ interests therefore helping to combat feelings of loneliness and helping to brighten up a resident's day.

 

Personal Qualities

 

Befriending/ mentoring volunteers need to:

  • Be good communicators
  • Empathy
  • Patient
  • Caring nature
  • Be committed
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines.

 

Volunteers will be provided with relevant training required for this role.

 

To apply - click the 'Fill in an application' button on the right of this screen

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon