Community Friends Project (Peer Support)
H.A.D.’s Community Friends Project is modeled on our previous befriending project and aims to improve social inclusion for disabled adults. Our friendly Community Friends volunteers will provide companionship with over the phone or face to face providing an .
If you would like to know more about this scheme please contact Denise Hanranhan on 01708 476554
VOLUNTEERING AS A COMMUNITY FRIEND
CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
If you can spare a couple of hours weekly or monthly, to chat or enjoy a pastime, you could make a huge difference in the life of someone with a disability. More importantly, you could also be giving their full-time carer a much-needed break to relax and have some time to themselves.
HAD provides volunteers with training, a DBS (where appropriate), out of pocket expenses and a high level of support every step of the way. Further training and regular ‘Time to Talk’ sessions are provided to enable volunteers to feel confident in their role and valued as an important part of H.A.D.
Volunteering is a very rewarding experience for all involved.
Please see our role description for further information on volunteering as a Community Friend
We welcome volunteers and love hearing your ideas and suggestions for supporting us. If you like to find out about other volunteering roles please do not hesitate to contact us, or download our Volunteer application form
Current volunteering roles include gardeners, admin, events, fundraising, group support & IT tutors