Social Prescribing Volunteers

 

Back On Track is a scheme designed to recruit new volunteers to assist our Social Prescribing team and their clients.

Our Back On Track coordinator will support you through the recruitment and application process, happily answering any questions you have along the way. If you're not sure about what volunteering means, what this role involves or how it works, the Back On Track coordinator is here to help.

 

The Social Prescribing Programme from BPRCVS is nothing without it's volunteers. This is a truly rewarding opportunity that enables you to make a genuine difference to the quality of a person's life in your local community. 

The Social Prescribing Programme improves the health and wellbeing of the residents of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale through non-clinical, local community activities and services. There is a wealth of excellent small groups throughout our communities that can benefit residents and contribute towards improved health and wellbeing. The role of a volunteer is to support Social Prescribing clients to attend these local community sessions regularly.

Your support could make a monumental difference to a person's life; many are living socially isolated existences (even before Covid-19 came along!) and just a couple of hours a week of your time is enough to emphatically reduce social isolation, which in turn often contributes to improved mental health. That's just one example of how you could help! This is an incredibly varied opportunity where no two clients are the same. 

Can you spare just 2 hours each week?

 

Download the Social Prescribing Volunteer leaflet here.

 

What Does The Role Involve? 

We've put together a full volunteer role description which explains in more detail what the role involves and what you can expect from the Social Prescribing team throughout your volunteer experience. Download the voluntary role description here

 

What Our Volunteers Have To Say

A few of our volunteers have completed case studies to demonstrate the value they bring to the programme, the benefits they deliver to clients and the difference volunteering for the Social Prescribing programme has had on their own life.

Click here to redirect to our case studies page where you can read a selection of case studies.

 

How To Apply

BPRCVS requires all people considering volunteering for our Social Prescribing programme to complete an application form. 

Download a Social Prescribing Volunteer application form.

Successful volunteers may be subject to a DBS Check.

 

Promote This Volunteering Opportunity

If you deal with clients/service users who are interested in volunteering please help us to recruit more volunteers into the programme. The more volunteers we have, the more local residents we can help and support! This is a permanent, ongoing opportunity and we accept volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life. Your clients will benefit from building important skills and characteristics such as confidence, communication, supporting others, and so much more.

Display our Back On Track poster to help BPRCVS recruit volunteers for the programme. Download the Back On Track poster.

Hand your clients/service users more information about volunteering for the Social Prescribing team with our volunteer leaflet. Download the Social Prescribing volunteer leaflet.

Display the Social Prescribing volunteer poster to provide more information about the opportunity. Download the Social Prescribing volunteer poster.

 

More Information

If you would like more information on what is expected of Social Prescribing volunteers, how expenses are recovered, time commitments, or even how to help promote the voluntary opportunities to a wider audience please contact the Back On Track coordinator on 01282 433740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.