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Compeer volunteer

Jami

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Through a 1:1 match, Compeer Volunteering seeks to combine friendship with practical support to reduce loneliness and isolation and promote independence and recovery.
Through planned activities within pairs, Compeer volunteers can help their match build confidence, self-esteem, and motivation to make positive steps towards better mental wellbeing. Activities could include accompanying your match to an appointment, helping with shopping, gardening, or exercise, as well as social activities such as having a friendly chat over a cup of coffee or going to the cinema. The type of activity would depend largely on the individual need of your match, and so taking a flexible approach is vital.
Due to the current restrictions, this role would begin as telephone-based, with a view to move to face-to-face meetings at their home and/or in the community once lockdown has been lifted.

Jami was established in 1989 by parents, relatives and friends of people who experienced mental health difficulties. In 2013 Jami became responsible for the community’s non-residential mental health provision, creating a single mental health service for the Jewish community.
Symptoms of mental ill health affect all areas of our lives and can lead to social isolation, as we may withdraw from seeing friends and family, going to work, or participating in hobbies we once enjoyed. Jami recognises the profound impact that meaningful connections can have on wellbeing and living a happy and fulfilled life, as well as how they can facilitate recovery and re-integration within the community.

Kelvin Zane

Further location details may be provided below.

In community, not in a set location

Various

One week

50

www.jamiuk.org

Managing People

For this role you will need to: • Have an interest in and awareness of mental health • Have strong listening and communication skills • Be reliable, trustworthy, and honest • Have a caring and non-judgemental approach • Be flexible • Have a good understanding or willing to learn about some of the issues affecting this client group

• Full and ongoing training • Flexible days and hours • Ongoing support, reviews, and supervision • Networking and social events

18 and over

Support Work

 We welcome and/or have the resources to support:

Jewish and non-Jewish volunteers from across the whole spectrum of the community.

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