Valorum Foundation is a not for profit organisation supporting disabled people in the UK to identify and help meet their need and to participate more fully in society.
Volunteer Role TitleBefriender
About the Volunteer Role
This role is based at Beechwood Nursing Home, 8 Bryan Road, Edgerton HD2 2AH. We provide support for up to 24 individuals who need complex nursing care due to a physical or neurological condition such as a stroke, brain injury or cerebral palsy.
As a Befriender you will provide companionship to residents who have less contact with their families. You might read to them or help them engage in an activity such as gardening. You may also help out in our special 'life skills' room which features an interactive screen, virtual reality handsets, iPads, Kindles, an Xbox gaming console and immersive lighting.
This role is flexible and will develop as you build a rapport with the resident you are supporting, and based on their needs, wishes and aspirations.
PPE will be provided and you will be required to undertake lateral flow testing on site in line with our Covid procedures.
We are looking for people of a caring nature and it would suit those looking for experience in a health and social care environment.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleBefriending/Support/Care
Special RequirementsApplication form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)