Buddy / Friend
A buddy/friend is requested to support and make a lasting friendship with one of our residents. This lady is interested in knitting, sewing, crafts, shopping, clothes, and all sorts of everyday things. She loves going out for brunch and shopping. She would love to chat, go to the library, walk on the beach, catch a movie, or do something creative. She is a good communicator and physically able to enjoy activities.
Being a buddy/friend offers the people we support the opportunity to enjoy everyday things, form relationships, and feel more connected to their community.
Volunteers with empathy towards people with disabilities are best suited to being a buddy. The volunteer needs to be reliable and needs to have a desire to form a meaningful friendship with the person they are matched with.
Visits to the person are flexible, dependent on availability of the volunteer. At least 2 visits per month would be ideal. Each visit can be up to a couple of hours. For continuity, it is hoped that the buddy/friend will commit to at least twelve months in order for the person to form a meaningful relationship.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.