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Able to help the IP3 Good Neighbour Scheme?

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Description of the role:

The IP3 Ipswich Good Neighbour Scheme helps people in the IP3 Postcode district with things they are unable to do themselves. It also aims to tackle loneliness within that area and to create a better and more community focused neighbourhood. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping in any of the following areas. For most roles other than befriending the commitment will be ad hoc and can often be done at a time to suit the volunteer
Shopping, Odd Jobs and Prescriptions Collection Volunteers
Befrienders
Work Party Volunteers eg Decorating, Gardening
Fundraising Volunteers
Events Volunteers

Opportunity Activities: Befriending and Buddying, Community Work, Fundraising, General and Helping, Local Events
Availability required:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

What skills are needed?

A Friendly and Helpful Personality
Versatility
Trustworthy Nature
Hard working
Good Communicator

What skills will be learned / gained?

Team Work
Community Cohesion
Planning

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Short Safeguarding Training

Extra information:

About the Opportunity Host Organisation


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Host Organisation: IP3 Ipswich Good Neighbour Scheme
Organisation Profile:

The purpose is to help residents in the IP3 Area of Ipswich with activities such as shopping, collecting prescriptions and odd jobs. We also offer befriending to lonely residents currently by telephone but hopefully face to face at a later date. We will also be setting up work parties for larger jobs. The group also intends to promote community through events and we also have a hardship fund available where needed.

More informatio can be found on our website www.ip3ipswichgns.com