The volunteer befriending service supports vulnerable people in Hulme and Moss Side. People First are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the Directorate of Adults and Wellbeing in Manchester to continue the service. We currently have a waiting list of older people waiting to be paired with a befriender.
Befrienders visit people in their own homes and organise social events in order to help reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase independence. The service is free and open to any vulnerable person living in Hulme or Moss Side.
Volunteers can choose how much time they want to give – from a couple of hours a week to a couple of days, all are welcome!
In return for their time our volunteers receive valuable experience in a professional setting, a full training package, reasonable out of pocket expenses and support to find permanent employment or other volunteering opportunities.
Due to working with vulnerable adults, we are required to carry out checks - which we will pay for - with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Previous experience is not essential for any of these volunteering opportunities.
We are always interested in meeting new volunteers to help deliver befriending and social activities, assist with community fundraising and work in business development and administration related to the project.
The photos above are a small sample of some our recent activities and events. You can apply via 0161 235 6900.