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Children's & Young People's Buddy

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Since the Tower Hamlets Buddying Service was founded, we have seen young people blossom thanks to the support of their volunteers. Many of our buddies have few opportunities to make friends and access activities outside of home and school, so their buddying sessions give them the chance to develop their independence, boost their confidence, discover new passions and most importantly, have fun!

Why volunteer?

• Get involved in loads of exciting activities across Tower Hamlets – and support someone else to do the same
• Give just three hours a week to make a huge difference to a young person’s life
• Use your existing skills or learn new ones; we work with young people with a range of needs, including sensory impairments, complex medical conditions, autism and learning disabilities - you could learn anything from signing skills to sensory play to support your buddy.
• Meet like-minded people and make new friends
• Full training and support provided

Lucy Campbell

Further location details may be provided below.

Our Office is based in at - 101 Pentonville Road London However the role is community based in Tower Hamlets

One day

30

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We welcome volunteers each year from a huge range of backgrounds. We are looking for: -Volunteers who understand the value of giving a person choice, independence and dignity -Willingness to develop skills or learn new ones in order to best support one particular young person - Reliability and good communication skills - A sense of fun and adventure! You may not have supported anyone with complex communication needs before, and are hoping to step outside your comfort zone and do something completely different. You could be a student studying Speech and Language Therapy or Health and Social Care, and are looking for a new opportunity to develop and share your skills. You could be a teaching assistant in a specialist school or a nurse with experience of supporting those with complex medical needs, and are interested in using your specialist knowledge in a different environment. Whatever your skills or background, we will provide you with the support you need to be a fantastic volunteer.

Since the Tower Hamlets Buddying Service was founded, we have seen young people blossom thanks to the support of their volunteers. Many of our buddies have few opportunities to make friends and access activities outside of home and school, so their buddying sessions give them the chance to develop their independence, boost their confidence, discover new passions and most importantly, have fun!

18 and over

Youth Work,Support Work,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Caring

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