Volunteer Buddy

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Could you make a difference for a disabled young person?

Become a Buddy with Sense to help a young person build their skills, confidence and friendships. 

Over half of disabled young people in the UK feel lonely. Help us change that by signing up to be a Buddy today!

We’re looking for kind and enthusiastic volunteers who can support young people in Manchester. We’ll match you with someone with similar interests, and you can choose how you’d like to spend your time together – whether that’s art exhibitions, gigs or laser quest.

You don’t need any previous experience to become a Buddy with Sense. We’ll give you full training and support. Buddying is a great way to develop your skills, grow as a person and make like-minded new friends.

Being a Sense Buddy typically takes three to four hours per week for at least six months. Our roles are flexible, so we’ll work with you to set up a schedule.


Is Buddying right for you?

We’re looking for volunteers who:

  • Live in, or can regularly travel to Manchester City Centre.
  • Can commit to volunteering with Sense for at least six months.
  • Understand the importance of giving people choice and dignity.
  • Are reliable, patient, friendly and good at communicating.
  • Respect differences in culture and background.
  • Have a sense of adventure!

What you can expect from us

  • Full training and ongoing support, including opportunities for further training.
  • Reimbursed expenses, so you’re never out of pocket.
  • The chance to make new friends for life.
  • A reference at the end of your time with us.
  • Loads of fun!

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Required Role

Volunteer Buddy

Key responsibilities

Meet with your buddy once every week or two and have lots of fun doing things together in the local community. We'll ask you to plan your sessions and organise them with your buddy, but most importantly, we want you to have fun together!

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  • Verbal Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Planning and organising
  • Time Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 06-02-2023

Start Time: 12:00 AM

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Manchester, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up