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Position: Befriender for Isolated Older People
About the role
We're looking to recruit volunteer befrienders for its Ageing and Wellbeing Service to volunteer in Central and East Bristol.
Wellspring is based in a vibrant and lively area of the city with many activities on offer, but it is also an area where there are many very isolated and lonely older-people. As a befriender you will visit our clients in their home for a chat and to get to know them. It may be that you encourage and support them to join in with activities in the area, or even provide a ride to the activity. Wellspring will provide you with support and a mentor, along with relevant training.
We will match you with an older person as all clients will be known to us. You will be part of the team at Wellspring, invited to team meetings and wider community events.
We will reimburse you any out-of-pocket expenses.
What are we looking for?
Understanding and kindness - sometimes people just want to be heard and to know that someone is bothered enough to listen.
Patience - some older people need gentle encouragement over a long period of time to gain trust and be able to think about doing things differently, such as trying a new activity.
Expenses for bus fares car and bike mileage will be reimbursed.
Induction and on-the-job training is provided.
Volunteers will receive ongoing support and guidance, including mentoring and supervision.
Volunteers will be asked to commit to two hours a month.
Contact Mandy on 0117 304 1425 or e mail her on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Position: Trustee of Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
Volunteer Role: 2-3 hours a month
Contract Details: Minimum 12 month commitment
About the role
Wellspring is a community-owned, purpose-built health and wellbeing facility offering a huge range of services to our community and at the forefront of the social prescribing approach to tackling health inequalities. We operate both locally and through our partnerships, across Bristol to build resilience in communities.
We are hoping to attract 3 – 4 new Trustees to the Board of Wellspring Healthy Living Centre. Trustees are expected to attend six Board meetings annually and are encouraged to use their skills and expertise to contribute to various sub-groups.
Before you commit to the role you will be invited to attend three Board or sub-group meetings so that you can gain an understanding of the nature of the role and its demands.
Wellspring has a focus on the locality of Lawrence Hill and Easton (BS5) and we would be particularly keen to recruit Trustees who live in the area. If you have a passion for community-led health and wellbeing solutions but do not live locally, we would also value your experience and do welcome a minority of non-local Trustees to our Board.
The Chair is particularly interested in recruiting members who reflect our diverse community and with experience and expertise in the following areas:
- NHS contracting
- migrant health
- clinical supervision
- communications and marketing
If you have questions, please call Elaine Flint on 0117 304 1424.
To apply please submit your CV by email to Elaine.Flint@wellspringhlc.org
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Wellspring Annual Report 2015/16
It's been a busy year and we have a lot of hard work to do over the next 12 months. Take a look at our Annual Report to get a better picture of what we do and how we do it.