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Community Companion Volunteer (ACE)

Manchester

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This role is part of a research programme that is about supporting and empowering people to be independent, physically active and stay connected to their communities.

Description

Volunteers to this role need to be over 55 years old and not in full time employment. Volunteers will be part of a research programme please ask for information about the screening process.

ACE (Active Connected Engaged) Peer Community Companion volunteers transform the lives of people by supporting and empowering them to become active, participate in local activities and stay connected to their communities. ACE Peer volunteers will help participants find and join local activities, supporting them by going along and helping them to settle in over a 6-month period.

Working with up to two participants you'll work with them to identify what would improve their life and then support them to take positive steps to connect to become more active. This may include supporting them to identify and attend one-to-one or group activities - whatever suits the person. Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you visit, which is hugely rewarding for both you and the person you visit. We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills, so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet.

Where you'll be based

Come and join our team in Manchester (south)

Commitment required

Flexible Hours
Day Shifts
Monday flexible to suit you
Tuesday flexible to suit you
Wednesday flexible to suit you
Thursday flexible to suit you
Friday flexible to suit you
Saturday flexible to suit you
Sunday flexible to suit you

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