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Attention Message

Buddy Club makes weekly visits to Willowbrook; a residential home for older people. Come along, get to know the friendly residents, and hear the amazing stories they have to tell.

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Volunteering Opportunities
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Befriending

The main role of the volunteers is to socialise with the residents by providing friendly conversation and companionship. Volunteers can also help to deliver activities such as quizzes, games, cake decorating and arts and crafts.

Performing

The residents love performances and we try to get as many societies and other clubs involved with our project. If you are part of a club or society please don't hesitate to contact us - it's a great way not only to bring a smile to someone's face but to practice in front of a very eager audience!

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Location and Travel
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Every week the Buddy Club emails volunteers a sign up sheet where they can reserve their space on the mini bus!

You can also walk to Willowbrook from campus - walking directions!

Willowbrook, Glebe Close, Canley, Coventry, CV4 8DJ

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Time Commitment
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Sessions run once a week for one and a half hours on a Wednesday afternoon.

We recommend volunteers try to make a regular commitment so you can really get to know the residents - the more sessions you attend the more you'll get out of the club.

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Skills Required
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No previous experience is required. All we ask is that you’re friendly, enthu­si­astic, and willing to chat and listen to residents.

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Sign-up!

Sign-up is now open!

You will receive a weekly email with a link to the online sign up for the session that week. Places are capped due to space in the minibus and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please contact our project leaders for more information:

Hi, my name is Linda, one of the Buddy Club project leaders and I am a third year Psychology student. I love the Buddy Club because it gives me a nice break between studying. I love the residents at Willowbrook. They are very lively, talkative and welcoming and I feel at home there. If you're interesting in getting involved with Buddy Club or just want to know a little more about what we do, you're welcome to contact me at O.Moronfolu@warwick.ac.uk.