Job Role - Link Good Neighbour Befriending

Main Duties

To carry out tasks which could be expected of a good neighbour, at the request of the Co-ordinator. These requests will take into account your availability and the services you are prepared to offer according to your application form.

Examples of Jobs you may be asked to do:

Our befrienders might be asked to visit a client in their homes to chat with them or read to them. You might also be asked to go for a walk or accompany them at a social event.

You will NOT be asked to carry out any Social or medical care - just to act as a Good Neighbour!

You will be expected to:

Understand and operate according to the Link Mission Statement

Maintain client confidentiality at all times

Wear your Link identity badge

Hand donation envelopes to clients

Return donation envelopes as agreed

Submit expense claims regularly

Advise the Co-ordinator of dates when you are not available

Refer clients needing further help back to the Co-ordinator

Report any concerns about the client to the Co-ordinator

Protect your own privacy by not disclosing your telephone number to clients unless previously agreed with the Co-ordinator

Be aware of health and safety in respect of both yourself and the client

Be familiar with Link Scheme policies issued to you

Undertake an enhanced DBS check

Undertake training if appropriate.

If you would like to become a volunteer, you can download an application form here Volunteer Application Pack








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