Want to make a difference to the lives of disabled people in your community? Discover new interests? Meet new people? Look no further than our fantastic volunteer befriending opportunity!
Equal Futures creates conenctions for people with a learning disability or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and their family carers through Circles of Support, befriending and social events. By joining our caring a knowledgeable team you will support someone to build their confidence and access opportunities they might previously have been isolated from.
You will benefit from training and ongoing skills development. You will also receive friendly and professional support from our Project Coordinators.
Our Befrienders play a crucial role within society. They can improve the self-esteem of someone with a learning disability who is lonely and isolated within their community. Befrienders also take the burden off other community services by simply providing someone with a friend to connect with.
What will you do as a Volunteer Befriender?
As part of the Circle of Support, Befrienders help a person we support build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community.
This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together, or attending Equal Futures' social events. Befrienders meet one-to-one with the person we support weekly or fortnightly. As a volunteer you may sometimes also offer kind and friendly support to not only the individual, but their family as well, depending on the circumstance. An Equal Futures Project Coordinator will be there for you throguhout your entire volunteering experience.
We welcome applicatns from all sections of the community. We will work flexibly with you to ensure your volunteering journey is a positive and satisfying experience.