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Volunteer Befriender Opportunities at Royal British Legion Care Home

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Volunteer Befriender Opportunities at Royal British Legion Care Home
The Royal British Legion (Lister House)
Description of the role:

Lister House in Ripon is one of The Royal British Legion’s Care Homes, with a specialist Dementia care wing. Like every one of the Legion's Care Homes, we are exclusive to ex-Service people and their dependents.

Within our home, there are opportunities for volunteers to befriend, visit, learn from and enjoy time with our residents, both on a 1:1 basis and as part of group activities. Building genuine relationships, you will play a positive role in the wellbeing of our residents during the time that they spend with us.

Tasks may include:

• To attend any required training, for example: moving and handling, safeguarding and confidentiality, in relation to your level of commitment
• To befriend and chat to residents on a 1:1 or small group basis
• To support residents during scheduled activities

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Good communication and listening skills
• Patience
• Sense of humour
• Respect for equality and diversity
• Ability to motivate yourself and others
• Ability to work as part of a team and to use your own initiative
• To be flexible and reliable

Practical information:

Time: Commitment of 2 hours minimum per week (flexibly).

This opportunity is available to anyone over the age of 16, subject to satisfactory DBS checks, volunteer interview and references.

Please email: RGilby@britishlegion.org.uk for an application form.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
Lister House
Southgate
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 1PG
Last updated: 14.05.2019
Organisation Information

Lister House in Ripon is one of The Royal British Legion’s Care Homes, with a specialist Dementia care wing and places for younger people who could benefit from our specialist care and rehabilitation facilities. Like every one of the Legion's Care Homes, we are exclusive to ex-Service people and their dependents.

The Day Centre at Lister House offers personalised care for older people who enjoy living in their own home, but may want a bit of company and support.

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