A volunteer befriender carries out visits in their own homes or at a mutully agreed location to keep in touch with members of the RAF family on behalf of the RAF Association. Volunteers exist to provide companionship and outcome focussed support a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider RAF family. The role is varied and the service spans all ages and is flexible to suit everyone. The volunteer will meet regularly with the beneficiary to promote self esteem, reduce isolation and identify ways for beneficiaries to engage in social groups and activities. Volunteers will keep accurate notes of all visits and activities undertaken and feed back this information the the Area Welfare Manager.
Initial 1 day training course and then refresher training. Ongoing contact with the area Welfare Manager.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Volunteers need yo be caring and empathetic, with the ability to build a rapport with others and put them at ease through a friendly and sensitive approach.
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