Person Specification

No prior experience is needed.
You'll need to show your friend respect, patience, empathy and understanding

Vacancy Details

Volunteer befriender
Many residents enjoy spending time chatting to others, talking about the things that are important to them. We’re looking for people who have excellent listening skills. You could offer companionship and friendship to residents, either by being a weekly or fortnightly visitor, whom they look forward to seeing.

Leisure and activities volunteer
Do you have a skill or hobby that you could share with residents? Perhaps you enjoy arts and crafts, cards or games and could organise some fun activities to do with them. With volunteers’ help to organise group activities, more residents can be included; especially those who require extra support or the activity can be taken to a resident who cannot leave their room. Residents may like to do crafts which use skills they already have from favourite pastimes such as knitting or decoupage or you could help assist with new ones – the idea is that it should be fun for everyone. You may be required to source materials for the group but all expenses will be covered.

About the care home
https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/care-homes-north/peel-gardens-residential-nursing-lancashire

About our volunteering programme
https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/roles/volunteering