BID Services is a charity promoting choice and independence. Our befriending service supports Hard of Hearing people in Birmingham who may feel lonely or isolated and we’re looking for volunteer befrienders to join our team and help support the community. Are you a friendly person? Do you love to chat? Join our lovely team of befrienders!

Are you a friendly person who loves to chat? Are you looking for volunteering opportunities to enrich your day-to-day? Join our lovely team of befrienders! BID Services is a charity promoting choice and independence. Our befriending service supports Hard of Hearing people in Birmingham who may feel lonely or isolated and we’re looking for volunteer befrienders to join our team and help support the community.

What would I be doing?

• You will be matched an individual in the community who is feeling isolated
• Providing company, chat over tea/coffee
• Sharing hobbies
• Potentially supporting the individual to join one of our community groups

What do I need?

• Great communication skills
• Great people skills

What support and training will I receive?

• We will provide a local induction and initial training before you begin your volunteer role. During your induction you will be provided information about our organisation and given access to our policies and procedures. Our volunteer handbook is available with all the information relevant to volunteering within our organisation.
• We provide regular support for all volunteers including having a nominated staff member. The nominated staff member will supervise your volunteering and regularly have catch ups with you about your volunteering. You will also receive ongoing training and development whilst volunteering with us.

Expenses

• We aim to reimburse volunteer expenses, including travel expenses whilst volunteering with us.

We also have befriending volunteer opportunities available within the Deaf community – please get in touch if interested.

For more details please contact: [email protected] 
Or find an application form here: https://bid.org.uk/vacancy/volunteer-befriender-birmingham/