Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the...
Coventry Befriender Volunteer
This opportunity takes place from 04 Oct 2019.
The Befriender role is at the heart of the RAF Association’s objectives in delivering welfare support to members of the RAF family requiring it. The aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness, by giving time to listen to people either in person or over the phone and to encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, leading to improving and developing enjoyable social networks for the beneficiary or by helping facilitate their involvement in community groups and activities to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider family.
1-2 hours a week or fortnight
Befriender volunteers are required to attend a one day training course which is free and for which expenses will be paid.
Benefits to self
With the opportunity to directly improve someone’s quality of life and see the difference each contact with that person has on them, this role is something to feel proud of. Other benefits include building self-confidence and improving communication skills with a variety of people, as most people wi
Travel expenses are reimbursed
Ideally six months, although flexible dependent on volunteer
Ongoing support and guidance provided by local Regional Welfare Team
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