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Project name
CareLink
Address
Adelaide House, Adeliade Street
Town / city
Stoke-on-Trent
Region
West Midlands
Postcode
ST6 2BD
Telephone
01782 810 320
Aim of the project
Reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation
Project type
Befriending
Client group(s)
Mental health problems;Disabled people-learning disabilities;Disabled people-physical and/or sensory;Socially isolated/lonely


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Volunteering as a mentor or befriender

Many mentoring and befriending services rely on people of all ages and backgrounds to volunteer as mentors or befrienders. Projects will provide relevant training and support to enable you to volunteer effectively and will have their own recruitment procedures (likely to include an application form, interview and take up of references).

To find a volunteering opportunity:

  • Check out the mentoring and befriending volunteering opportunities listed here on the Do-It website and apply direct to the relevant organisation

  • See if your local CVS, Voluntary Action or Volunteer Centre produces a list of local voluntary organisations delivering mentoring or befriending which you could contact

  • Search our Network Member project directory above for a range of schemes in your area that are delivering mentoring or befriending – look for the APS logo which shows they been quality assured by us

  • Find mentoring opportunities with voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families

Download our free leaflet How to find a mentor or befriender information sheet which outlines what the volunteer mentor/befriender role entails, the key benefits it brings and how to go about finding a volunteering opportunity.

 

 
 

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