Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind to enjoy more independent lives. Our Tower Hamlets Befriending Service offers numerous volunteering opportunities. We offer weekly short breaks for children and young people who are disabled and have other complex needs in Tower Hamlets. Our befriending sessions could not happen without our fantastic volunteers who support the children and young people to get involved in their community.
We are especially keen to recruit volunteers with some medical experience to support our young people who have specific medical needs, such as epilepsy and dysphagia. We think medical school students could be amazing potential volunteers.
Volunteering as a befriender is great fun! Befriending sessions take place weekly, so students can build on their existing skills and enjoy new activities and experiences. Volunteers plan activities with their buddies based on shared interests - from sports to pottery, cooking to canoeing; and in doing so will aid a young person to develop confidence and independence.
You can read more about volunteering as a befriender on our webpage at https://www.sense.org.uk/content/volunteering-tower-hamlets or find out more from Coralie Oddy (Coralie.Oddy@sense.org.uk).
BLSA is a Division of QMSU Registered Charity No.1147786, Company Limited by Guarantee, Company No. 8092471