Volunteer Befriender Northallerton
Volunteer befriender required to support the resettlement of families in Northallerton. The volunteer will have the opportunity to support the Resettlement Team by befriending an individual resettled refugee. Volunteers will enable them to become increasingly independent by facilitating integration into the local area. The volunteer will work from the refugees’ home, but has the opportunity to visit places, shop together etc. They will need to plan the sessions accordingly, taking into account the client and their specific needs/interests. The role includes: Practising conversational English: Researching and informing their befriendee of events, activities and facilities in the local area and help them access these: Planning and organising weekly visits/sessions: Accompanying their befriendee to the shops, library, community groups, parent & toddler group, walks etc. Volunteers will have the opportunity to be flexible and creative about when they meet and the activities that they undertake and to adapt these to the refugees needs.
NOTE This role is currently been done on-line, and no face to face meetings are taking place. This will hopefully change in 2021.
For more information please see attached Task Description.
To apply please complete the attached application form and send to Fiona Protheroe.