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Befriender

with MIND in Mid Herts

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment
Opportunity Start Date: 31/03/2022
Opportunity End Date: 31/12/2023
Where is the opportunity located?: Outdoor
Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
Description: Volunteers are asked to support a service user for an hour a week to chat and be a listening ear. Each match-up will last on average 12 weeks before moving to a new client. Meetings will take place in a mutually agreed public space (e.g. a café), during daytime office hours, Monday to Friday. We are looking for volunteers who have the following attributes: Enthusiasm; motivation; a desire to learn; experience working with people with mental ill health (desirable not essential); active listening skills; reliability and punctuality; a non-judgmental outlook. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and give back to the local community.
Practical Considerations: No
Requirements: Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over, Older People
Suitable for volunteers interested in: Mental Health
Wheelchair access?: No