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Bucks Mind - Volunteer Befriender

Details of the Charity:

Buckinghamshire Mind is an independent mental health charity providing services in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire. The organisation is a member of the National Association for Mental Health (MIND), and part of a network of over 100 organisation who adhere to the quality standards of governance, service delivery of Mind and provides trusted mental health services to their communities.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

In this role, you will provide social support, companionship, and friendship to individuals who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation, or are in need of emotional support. As Volunteer Befriender, you will learn empathy and compassion, develop your listening skills, and will build a good relationship with clients.

Typical duties include:

  • Visiting befriending partners on a regular basis
  • Spending time with the befriending partner to provide companionship
  • Listening and understanding their feelings and thoughts
  • Participating in shared activities or hobbies that the befriending partners enjoy

Please note, the Brunel Volunteers team would like you to commit to a minimum of 2-3 months.

Additional Benefits:

  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Volunteering achievement recognised on your HEAR Transcript

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
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