The Union at Manchester Metropolitan University

BActive Manchester BFriender

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You will support the BAM team to deliver tailored activities to families, encouraging them to engage in fun, physical activities and well-being sessions. You will accompany and also take part in a variety of activity and well-being sessions with the whole family. Sessions may be outdoors or offered virtually during Covid-19, subject to local guidance.
Training will be two face-to-face days plus three additional sessions via zoom, covering topics including the BAM project and team, the needs of families, safeguarding, confidentiality, mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse awareness. Ongoing support will be given throughout to ensure you get the most out of your volunteering experience.
All we ask from you is a commitment of 2-3 hours per week or fortnightly, you will need an enhanced DBS (which we will arrange), two references and to complete the application process successfully. BAM is a citywide project so sessions will be at different locations across Manchester, you will only be asked to volunteer in a location that is accessible to you.

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Required Role

BActive Manchester BFriender

Key responsibilities

You will befriend a family to encourage them to take part in physical activity, accompanying them to sessions, taking part alongside them to build their confidence and help to break down any barriers to participation.

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Presentation
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 28-09-2020

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
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  7. Saturday
  8. Sunday
  2. MORNING monday
  3. MORNING tuesday
  4. MORNING wednesday
  5. MORNING thursday
  6. MORNING friday
  7. MORNING saturday
  8. MORNING sunday
  2. AFTERNOON monday
  3. AFTERNOON tuesday
  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
  7. AFTERNOON saturday
  8. AFTERNOON sunday
  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
  8. EVENING sunday


Ardwick Green N, Manchester M12 6ES, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up