If you’ve picked up the new Autumn 2017/18 Programme (hot off the press from The Coates Centre!), you may have seen the page on Volunteer Recruitment which asks for volunteers for the new Community Companion Scheme.
The Oakhaven Community Companion scheme is a relaunch of the Hospice Neighbour Scheme originally set up over three years ago. In that time, the Hospice Neighbour Scheme has benefited more than 150 patients and devoted over 3,000 of hours to the community. As a result of a review, we are now in the process of re-structuring the scheme with a view to fully launching Community Companions early in the New Year.
The new scheme will widen the scope of referrals and partner with local volunteer organisations who can also provide befriending and short term, social support. The Oakhaven Community Companion roles will support those living with long term or life-threatening illness, offering practical support and companionship (but not personal care).
There will be three volunteer roles within the Scheme:
Community Companion – directly supporting scheme users
Local Area Companion Co-Ordinator – supporting the Community Companions
Scheme Administrator – helping to organise the project and provide admin support
If you would like more details about the volunteer roles, please visit the Current Volunteering Vacancies page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other queries, contact the Community Engagement team.