Community Friend

YOU is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years to vulnerable people across Hampshire and Dorset, giving them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.  This is only possible with the support of our amazing staff, relief workers and volunteers who give their time, skills, experience, innovation and passion for the work they do and the amazing people they work with.

The You Trust Community Services Office has a variety of Volunteer opportunities. We receive requests for different types of support to help improve people’s health and wellbeing. There is always something you can do to help.

Skills

Opportunities

  • Befriending – visiting someone who is isolated at home to have a chat and bring a smile to their day.

  • Carer support - regularly visiting a cared for person, that you will be matched with based on shared interests, to enable their carer to have a couple of hours break.

  • Out & About- accompanying people out for a walk, to a favourite place or to a social gathering.

  • Community Groups- attending groups either as support for someone or to feedback about the group to the team.

  • Shopping- for or with those who are elderly, unwell or disabled.

  • DIY & Gardening- help with DIY, decorating or other domestic tasks around the house or gardening help.

YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.

If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, we’re keen to hear from you as soon as possible! 


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

We look at what availability you can give as a volunteer, match you with a client so you can share activities that you like together,


Location

Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO1 2DX

High Street
Fareham
PO16 7BQ

Around Cosham
Cosham
PO6 2TL

Around Cosham
Cosham
PO6 1PA

Around Hilsea
Hilsea
PO2 0SW

Around Paulsgrove
Porchester
PO16 9PS

Around Southsea
Southsea
PO5 2PW

Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO3 6JH

In & Around Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO2 7JH

In and Around
Portsmouth
PO4 OJW


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