Activities Support Volunteer - Sunderland

07 December 2018 12 Noon

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Role title Volunteer (Activities Support / Assessments and Befriending)
Team reporting to Caring Changes
Location Sunderland
Brief description of project
Caring Changes provides support for family members, partners and friends, in Sunderland, who are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use. We offer information, advice and guidance to ensure they can continue to support recovery in a meaningful and helpful way. This includes one to one support, advocacy and positive activities, to promote wellbeing, and signposting.

Details of Role (Tasks)

Caring Changes have two available volunteer roles:

• Supporting / facilitating activities (including transport)

• Assessments and befriending
You would be required to provide brief interventions, assessments, signpost to suitable services, and offer befriending where appropriate.



Personal Qualities

• Confident communication skills
• Ability to work to instruction
• Honest and reliable
• Commitment to attend training and supervision

• Experience of employment / volunteering in a similar role
• Experience of supporting others, providing information, advice and guidance
• Awareness of the impact of drug and alcohol use and its risks
• Car driver with business insurance