OPP OF THE DAY: Family Befriender – Barnardos – Black Country Families Matter

Befriender Volunteers work across a range of services, such as children’s centres, parenting services and Child Sexual Exploitation services, supporting children and their families through challenging times in their lives. As a Befriender you will be working with families, on a 1:1 basis, with support of our staff teams to provide support to empower families to make a difference in their lives. Befrienders act as a point of contact for families who are struggling with social isolation, or need help to engage with support services.

Either providing the support via virtual communication (zoom/teams) or traveling to meet the family.

Visits are determined by when works for service user and volunteer. We’d ask for Monday to Saturday as days that could be available. Morning and Afternoons.

Volunteers can go onto https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk for further information on the opportunity or can contact Zachary.dunn@barnardos.org.uk for more information.

(When applying online, there won’t be a Wolverhampton based role listed. Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall Districts are all fine to apply to. If you are Wolverhampton based please let the team know, and they will assign you service users as relevant.)