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Volunteer Job Vacancy in Portsmouth, England, UK
Are you looking to volunteer some of your time and skills to help others that are in need?
We are looking for volunteer befrienders who will work with our clients to reduce social isolation and feelings of loneliness. This could include:
socialising with clients within the hostel to develop confidence
creating opportunities for social interaction with the hostel and/or community
support our clients to access activities within the local community
providing companionship and being someone to talk to
offering emotional support
supporting clients with activities within the hostel, including cooking, gardening, and/or arts and crafts
Helping client gain confidence and better manage wellbeing through positive activities
Attributes & Values
Previous experience in this type of work would be preferred but you will have a real passion for wanting to work with homeless people. Your values will match ours, you will be committed to helping others and enjoy the real job satisfaction that this brings.
an awareness of support needs and challenges faced by homeless people
good verbal communication skills
good sense of humour
the ability to remain impartial, calm and to be empathetic
a commitment to helping people
ability to work as part of a team