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Community Action Suffolk - This Community Can Buddy Up project

Become a volunteer for the "Buddy up" project led by Community Action Suffolk and support someone who may be feeling socially isolated in Suffolk.

Community Action Suffolk - This Community Can Buddy Up project

The "This Community Can" project delivered by Community Action Suffolk aims to tackle rural isolation with a range of volunteer-led activities across Suffolk.There are a range of groups running sessions from walking to gardening, netball to yoga, however during the Covid-19 pandemic these have been on hold.

In response, the team have launched a new initiative to support people who are isolated and struggling to re-connect with their local community.
"Buddy Up" uses volunteers across the county to link up with an isolated person. Initial contact is made by phone in an attempt to build a friendship and then this gently progresses into walks, short outings etc with the aim of building an individuals confidence.

This is a lovely role for a volunteer to support an isolated individual in their own community. Free online training is provided and volunteer expenses are covered. The role is flexible to fit around work/ family commitments and the team would love to hear from anyone who feels they could spare a little time to make a big difference during this difficult time.

Equally, if you feel like you would benefit from the support of a local buddy or know of someone who would, please let them know!

For more information contact Nicky Russell nicky.russell@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

Supporting Documents:

volunteer-application-form-buddy-up-2020.docx (MS Word, 61.8 Kb)

buddy-request-form.docx (MS Word, 60.4 Kb)

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