Be a friend - V50
Genesis is working in partnership with Mind the mental health
charity to provide befriending training for its residents as part
of the Nesta funded Give More Get More programme.
All participants in the programme will be aged 50 years or
The programme called V50 will mobilise
60 volunteers to support a further 60 residents who are socially
isolated who also have low to moderate mental health support
The programmes aims are to increase the skills and wellbeing of
the volunteers and to also reduce social isolation and better
connect its residents to local neighbourhood facilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to have a positive impact on
another person’s life and use the skills and experience you've
developed over the years as part of an intensive volunteer
Where is it?
The befriending programme covers all Genesis areas.
How long do I volunteer for?
Volunteers are expected to complete a total of 120 hours
volunteer hours or more over a 3-4 month period. On average
volunteers will be expected to undertake between 10-12 hours per
What support is provided?
All volunteers will receive training by the mental health
charity Mind and have the support of a Genesis member of staff who
will be the volunteers mentor. Travel and lunch expenses are also
provided for the volunteers.
How do I apply?
Take a read of the role profile and if you are interested
complete the application form below. We'll then invite you to one
of our volunteer events.