Community Connections Volunteer for KeyRing

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Supporting people
Does this opportunity include close supervision / mentoring?: Yes
Does this opportunity require independent working?: Yes
Is this opportunity suitable for someone looking to participate / first-time volunteer?: Yes

What would I be doing?

KeyRing supports vulnerable adults to live a more independent and fulfilled life. We are currently looking for Community Connections Volunteers to support our Members in Warrington.

Our Community Connections Volunteers provide flexible support to people in their community for around 4 hours per week. They will support people with things like accessing the community, socialising, shopping and leisure activities

As a Community Connections Volunteer, you could be:
· Supporting Members in activities in the community and/or at a local community hub
· Helping to facilitate the weekly community hub for Members
· Offering advice and support to members in the Network to help them maintain their independence
· Offering reassurance and emotional support
· Encouraging Members to help and support each other in solving problems and sharing their knowledge
· Supporting Members to make connections in the local community
· Connecting KeyRing with other organisations

This is a great role for someone who:
· Is interested in a career in social care
· Wants to gain experience of working with vulnerable adults
· Wants to get involved in their community

What skills do I need?

This role needs a volunteer who:

· Can volunteer around 3-4 hours per week;

· Can offer support in a flexible and creative way when needed

· Can support Members at a local community hub

· Can visit external organisations during working hours

· Understands and accepts that their services are offered as a volunteer, not as a worker or employee.

About KeyRing

KeyRing is all about listening to and working alongside people in their local communities so that they gain greater independence, improve their wellbeing and are part of a network of contacts and friends. KeyRing provides support for vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes, including housing brokerage and community inclusion. Our support includes structured tenancy related support; good neighbourly help; help with getting to know the community better; and the facilitation of meeting new friends and maintaining such relationships.

Recruitment and training details:

KeyRing will support you by providing the training you need to carry out your volunteer activities. You will have a Support Manager who will see you regularly to discuss your volunteering role, and who is available by phone during office hours. We also encourage our volunteers to link up with other volunteers, which is a great way to share experience and gain support from people who are having a similar experience to you. There is also a 24-hour helpline available

Is a DBS required? Yes

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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