Women's Aid - Volunteer Wellbeing Buddies Wanted
Would you like to support a woman on her recovery from domestic abuse to living life fully in the community?
Women’s Aid ArmaghDown is currently looking for volunteer Wellbeing Buddies in the Newry, Armagh and Portadown areas to help women build up their confidence, and make connections with activities in their local community.
Role of Wellbeing Buddy
After being matched to a woman with similar interests, the Wellbeing Buddy and the woman will usually meet each week to take part in a community-based activity. These can include walking, going along to a local class, the cinema, and trying other new activities. The Wellbeing Buddy and the woman can meet weekly for up to six months.
The difference a Wellbeing Buddy can make
By volunteering as a Wellbeing Buddy, you can help a woman to continue to make positive changes to her life by supporting her to make connections within the community and widen her social and wellbeing networks.
Many of the women Women’s Aid ArmaghDown work with have been affected by various health and wellbeing issues and have completed a core programme of support within the service.
The social support you provide as a Wellbeing Buddy can help a woman feel more comfortable and confident during the transition from core support services to community support and activities. By supporting a woman to achieve personal goals and make connections in her local community, the woman will continue towards a fulfilling life in the long-term.
How we will support you
We will provide quality training before you are matched with a woman, so you feel completely ready for your new role.
One-to-one and peer group supervision and support will be available to provide you and the woman you are working with ongoing support.
Expenses will also be provided, so you’re not out-of-pocket for any activities, etc.
If you’re interested in becoming a Wellbeing Buddy with Women’s Aid Armaghdown please see the details below:
- Phone: 0283 0250 765 (Newry Resource Centre) or 078411 51458