Community Connectors – Are You One?
GCVS is looking for volunteers over 18 years of age to help launch their innovative new Buddying service, which will provide targeted support to older people, and people who care for older people. Buddy volunteers will assist older people to take steps to improve their health and well-being by helping them achieve goals. This could be helping them to build their confidence to travel on public transport again, meet new people, re-discover old friends, revive a long forgotten hobby. Volunteers will develop relationships with the person(s) they are buddying and will escort them to clubs and other activities. The service is flexible so volunteers will be able to choose a two hour slot when they will volunteer – and it doesn’t have to be the same every week. Induction training is provided and support is ongoing. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Support will be provided if necessary to complete the volunteer application form and PVG form. You don’t need special skills, GCVS will give you all the training and support you need. All they ask is that volunteers are friendly, reliable and have good communication skills.
If you would like to contact Susan to discuss the project in more detail please email her using the form below.