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Our mission is to support all local residents of Cam and Dursley to connect, develop and gain confidence and inspiration by providing a springboard for opportunities to create an economically and ...

Community & familyOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
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Community Buddies

Project role (Temporary) · 1–2 hrs/Week · For around 6 months
Flexible location
BefriendingAccompanyingSocial contact
Community & familyOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
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GL11 Community Hub
#53588
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Adam Allington JonesAsk Adam a question

Summary

We’re looking to create genuine, long-lasting friendships to help prevent loneliness and isolation. One-to-one friendships between volunteers and local resident

Detailed description

We carefully match volunteers to individual residents who are often housebound or otherwise isolated, so that you can offer a little companionship and company to someone who needs a friend. Buddies generally catch up together once a week, to enjoy company and conversation. We match people based on proximity and try our hardest to bring people together based on mutual interests to create genuine, long-lasting friendships.


The people who we engage through Community Buddies may be a little less confident and possibly more vulnerable than most. We therefore need a DBS check before we can pair you with a resident, and we can normally confirm a DBS check within two weeks.


This is not a carer role, and you won’t be asked to carry out tasks that are essential to a person’s basic survival such as personal care, medical care, regular domestic work, and regular shopping.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About GL11 Community Hub

Our mission is to support all local residents of Cam and Dursley to connect, develop and gain confidence and inspiration by providing a springboard for opportunities to create an economically and socially thriving local community.