Opportunity

OVERALL ROLE: 

Our Nordic Walking Helper Volunteer will help with our Nordic Walking group, which aims to give people of all abilities the opportunity to have some physical exercise whilst enjoying the local countryside. This will run on a weekly basis in the same location. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Being available to volunteer for a minimum of two hours per week on an ongoing basis.

·        Support with coordinating the walks under the supervision of the group leader.

·        Help with refreshments as and when is required.

·        Building a sensitive and caring friendship with the client.

·        Being understanding rather than judgemental about a client’s situation or circumstances.

·        Respecting the confidentiality of clients at all times.

·        Establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries.

·        Informing the Project Co-ordinator of any concerns about the client.

What skills do I need?

Volunteer Helpers should have the following key skills: 

·        Good listening skills and ability to show empathy with clients

·        Be chatty and personable

·        Will need to have some physical ability

·        Be comfortable in being outdoors during the activity

·        To be reliable

·        To be respectful of the client’s individuality

·        Awareness and / or understanding of the key issues facing the client


SUPERVISION

Once recruited the Volunteer Befriender will be contacted at least monthly by the Project Co-ordinator in order to record how the befriending match is progressing.  This gives the volunteer the opportunity to raise any concerns or queries which they may have.

 Additional information

  • We offer an initial taster session, following registration, and then a four-week trial period which is reviewed for future progression.
  • Travel expenses will be paid at the rate of 45p per mile up to a distance of 10 miles from your home to the location.

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Qube-Oswestry Community Action

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Interests

  • Environment/ Garden/Outdoor
  • Fitness and Sport
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People
  • Support Groups

Activities

  • Befriending/Support
  • Physical Exercise

Details

  • Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
  • Child protection policy
  • Complaints Policy and procedures
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ex-offenders Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Regular Risk assessments of the work environment
  • Safeguarding
  • Volunteer Task/Role description
  • Volunteering Policy & Agreements
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/02/2024

End Date: 18/12/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No Yes No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Once weekly for approximately 2hours. Location will be in or around Oswestry area.

Location

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