I have pleasure in attaching a number of opportunities with the East Lancs Hospice. The length of time (hours) seems pretty flexible. They are really keen to have our students working with them. All volunteer applications will have an interview which is good experience in itself.
See the attached descriptions.
Mentor/ Family Support Visitor – The SAFE Project in partnership with DO-IT
About the opportunity
Volunteers would provide support to female offenders currently on probation and their families by offering a listening ear, advice, encouraging voluntary work placements, training and on occasions when requested to attend appointments and meetings. Volunteers will support service users in their own homes, in the community and in groups. Monday to Friday- office hours, a minimum of 2 hours per week to be arranged to suit volunteer and family. We ask that volunteers commit to the project for a minimum of 6 months
How the project works When the referral has been allocated the co-ordinator will visit with a volunteer were possible and carry out an initial assessment. Part of this will be the action plan this will detail the support being offered to the family Support will be offered to the family in their own homes, attending appointments or in a group setting
What are they looking for?
Volunteer would need to be good listeners, who feel they have time to spend supporting the service user and theirfamily. They must be reliable honest and punctual.
2 day training course to be undertaken