North Sheffield Federation of Disabled Groups
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As a volunteer carer you would help our group members in a number of ways which include helping them to and from transport as they arrive or leave, making drinks for them and serving meals. You also escort them to and from the toilets (waiting outside). There will be opportunities to sit and chat with them and help in activities such as raffles, Bingo and crafts. You will also have opportunity to accompany them on occasional trips e.g. to coastal resorts.Some of our members may have additional needs such as learning difficulties; you would help them to understand the activities and enable them to take part.
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Caring
Excellent and clear verbal communication skills
Some experience of dealing with elderly or disabled people would be helpful
Better understanding of working with people with a variety of disabilities
Experience of care work
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349 Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.