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Active for All Volunteer Buddy


Location: In the community
Service: Active for All
Hours: To be agreed
Work pattern: To be agreed
Contract: Voluntary

Task Summary:

As an Active for All buddy volunteer, you will support people with a mild learning disability, mental health support need or long term health condition to access physical activities in the community on a one to one basis. You will support our service users to join in, whilst getting the opportunity to join in yourself! Buddy Sessions take place on various days (including daytime, evenings and weekends) and last for approx. 1.5 hours per session.

Tasks will include:

  1. Attending an initial meeting with the service user to get to know them and find out what they would like your support with.
  2. Provide support to that service user within the terms which they have decided they would like assistance within, this could include:
    1. Accompanying them on public transport to get to a physical activity class or club.
    2. Accompanying them to a physical activity session and taking part in the session yourself
  3. Support clients with choice making and goal setting in a positive and motivational way.
  4. Keep a brief log of how each buddying session went with each client.
  5. Attend relevant training sessions and team meetings.

Skills required for this role:

  • No specific qualifications are needed, but an interest and willingness to support people with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems is essential.
  • Must be reliable, enthusiastic, and able to motivate others.
  • Must be willing to undertake mandatory training and attend quarterly team meetings.
  • This role is based at various sports facilities around Plymouth (expenses paid)

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Posted on: 28/02/2024

Closing Date: NA

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