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Sense Virtual Buddying volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated.
Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone.
Our volunteers have spent thousands of hours with their buddies - learning new skills, having fun, and forming fantastic friendships.
Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time.
You and your buddy choose a time that suits you, and you can decide what activities you’d like to do together.
Here’s what Bethany has to say about volunteering as a Virtual Buddy: "I just know that on a Thursday I’m going to be laughing at the end of my day. It’s a really positive part of my week."
More About The Role
Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests to ensure you’ll have lots of fun together. Once matched with a buddy, you will get to know each other remotely via video calls or phone calls.
You’ll arrange weekly sessions and plan fun things to do together - what this looks like will be inspired by your mutual interests. You could be gaming, doing arts and crafts, playing music, seed planting - there are so many possibilities! We will provide you with weekly themed activities to help to support you in planning your interactions with your buddy.
We’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure you have all the support you need.
The programme is open to all volunteers who are 16 and over. You don't need to have previous experience volunteering or caring for disabled people. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests.
You can apply to be a Sense Buddy here: https://www.sense.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-with-sense/volunteer-as-a-sense-virtual-buddy/
If you’ve got any questions, just reach out to our friendly team: email@example.com
101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG, GB
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
Our 'I’ statements put these values into effect and describe our behaviours and expectations.Our 'I’ statements
- I will listen to others
- I will understand and respond
- I will respect others
- I will be honest and open
- I will participate and contribute
- I will take informed risk
- I will find things to celebrate
- No decision about me, without me
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 14, 2022
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 90 minutes per week
- We provide full training and initial supported sessions