Social Prescribing Volunteer
Together Co Social Prescribing helps connect people with groups, activities and support in the community. We help people develop a social or support network, access hard-to-find help, or get out more and join a local group. This is called ‘social prescribing’, or ‘link working.’
As a Social Prescribing Volunteer, you’ll act as a link between people and all that is happening in their community. This means listening to people, learning what’s happening in the community discussing options, and helping people identify and access support that’s right for them. It’s about developing rapport, helping people to identify their strengths and hopes as well as support needs, and empowering people to make changes.
There’s an initial training period of 6-8 weeks. After that, you’ll help between 6-12 people every month, either face to face or over the phone. You’ll be given specialist social prescribing training and Brighton and Hove City Council training, out of pocket expenses and a DBS check.
- Able to communicate well with people who may be going through difficult times
- Emotionally resilient and self-aware
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries
- Able to use IT, email and the internet and our case recording system
Together Co providers specialist training, one to one supervision, regular team meetings and a positive, friendly and supportive team environment. This creative role involves supporting people in very varied situations to access the help they need, make positive changes and make connections to change lives.
Our offices are in a central location at the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton, and our volunteers are based in GP surgeries around Brighton and Hove, with one week in our offices and the next week in a surgery, after the initial training and induction period. We are a supportive and flexible team so contact us today if you'd like to learn more!
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Hours are flexible, but most volunteers give around 3-4 hours a week. You’ll be supporting people one-to-one, typically over a period of two to three months. We’d like you to be able to commit to a minimum of six months.|
Where does this role take place?
Brighthelm Centre, North Road
- Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
- Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Employment, Education and Training
- Fitness and Sport
- Health and Social Care
- Homeless and Housing
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer