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Sebastian's Action Trust: Befriender

Can you spare some time to be a friendly face for our supported families? We need volunteer 'befrienders' to work alongside our family outreach team. As a befriender, the support you might offer could range from a chat over a cup of tea or helping out with shopping to accompanying families of seriously-ill children to 'Trust' events.

Our Outreach Workers offer a service in the family home and local community which is flexible, yet tailored to the needs of each family member, including the parents, siblings, grandparents and other significant carers. We need your help in order for us to continue to always be there for our families.

We are currently supporting over 100 families across Berkshire.

Can you commit regular time to a supported family near you? This can be anything from two hours a week to a day or two a month or ad hoc events. We would like to be able to offer support across three areas:

  • Practical Support: transport, shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking, light housework, gardening etc.
  • Social Support: helping families get out into the community, supporting siblings - home work and play, accompanying families to events and appointments.
  • Emotional Support: listening and talking to all members of the family.

Full training will be provided. Volunteers must be 18+, have access to their own vehicle and undergo a DBS check.

[RBWM Weekday Weekend CYP]
Louise Lee
01344 622500