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Befriending- Older People's Friend (Abbeyfield & Wesley)
Location Ballycastle

Role Description:

It's all about hearts and minds, not just bricks and mortar!

We are looking for volunteers to work as House Friends with older people in our Abbeyfield Houses on a one-to-one basis, enhancing the wellbeing of our Abbeyfield & Wesley residents or tenants.

With good interpersonal skills, a sense of humour and the ability to listen and chat, you will become a part of the house team and help complement the work that staff already do.

Depending on the person's interests and abilities, this role may also include accompanying them walking or on shopping/leisure activities.

We are also looking for volunteers who will help compile Life Stories with our residents.

Locations: Ballycastle Ballyclare Ballymena Ballymoney Banbridge Bangor Belfast Carrickfergus Donaghadee Downpatrick Greenisland Holywood Lurgan Newtownabbey Newtownards Portstewart

Skills and Experience:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Interest and awareness of older people’s needs
  • Team worker
  • Volunteers must be aged 18 or over

Good if you are interested in….

  • Elderly Care
  • Making a difference
  • Using your skills and experience
  • Health and Social Care, Psychology, Intergenerational work

What’s in it for you?

  • Volunteering with Abbeyfield & Wesley broadens your experience of life as well as giving you the chance to do things you’re good at.
  • Volunteering can help improve your employment prospects and your sense of well-being.
  • We’ll give you an induction and support plus training and development opportunities.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses will be available.
  • You gain experience and confidence while giving something back to your community, meet people, make friends and have a real sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you’re making a difference!
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