Volunteers will be matched with people with mild to moderate learning disabilities or autism, and their role will be to encourage and enable those individuals to engage in social activities within their community and explore personal hobbies and interests, in order to increase confidence, combat isolation and improve mental wellbeing. The matching process will consider interests, hobbies and location, to create the best possible start to a supportive friendship.
Just 30 minutes of your time a week could make a massive difference to an older person's life. If you're empathetic and good at talking on the phone, you could be a Telephone Befriending volunteer for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.
Social Lights links volunteers with adults who have learning disabilities or autism, who access Adult Social Care support. Volunteers support people to access community activities and gain self confidence and social integration.
We need volunteers to provide emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending Inquests at the Coroner’s Court. Our volunteers at court also provide help and assistance to the Coroner’s Officers, if required.