Community Navigator Volunteer
Are you interested in helping vulnerable adults to access community groups, activities and services to improve their well-being and quality of life?
Are you comfortable and sensitive when communicating with people with support needs?
Then community navigation volunteering might be for you!
Community Navigation is a social prescribing service provided by Impetus. Community Navigator Volunteers help people, who are referred through their GP, to access the right local groups and services to support their non-medical needs. This involves face-to-face and ongoing telephone contact and includes developing knowledge of a range of different services.
- Effective communicator: good listener, personable, respectful
- Personal or professional experience of people with support needs
- Comfortable on the telephone
This voluntary position would be a particularly good opportunity for those looking to gain transferable skills and experience for future employment in charity, social and health care sectors.
Our volunteers receive lots of support and are part of a friendly and committed team. All Community Navigators have access to ongoing, specialist training and receive out of pocket expenses.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||At least 4 hours a week, flexibility can be agreed with the Community Navigation Coordinator. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the role.|
Where does this role take place?
1st Floor, Intergen House
65-67 Western Road
- Employment, Education and Training
- Health and Social Care
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
- Suitable for a group of volunteers