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At our RIBW we have various requests from people looking for a buddy. People who want to drink coffee together at home or out, who want to walk or cycle, want to visit a (second-hand) shop, practice a hobby together, or otherwise. Men and women with different interests and all with the same need: to talk to someone and/or to do something. Because their network is often small, our people are looking for a buddy. If you can be open to someone with a psychological vulnerability, you are of great importance as a buddy with us. People-to-people contact is the most important, so you don't need any specific training. We ask if you want to meet with someone for 1-2 hours once every two weeks, more often is also possible. Handy if you can listen well with a stable personality. We offer guidance and intervision, so that you also get to know other buddies. You also sign a volunteer agreement and travel allowance is possible. We sometimes send you a nice gift and have an annual volunteer outing. And we have participants who are happy you came by 😊 Have you become curious and do you want to know how you as a buddy can really make a difference in someone's life? Then get in touch! Then we can meet and hear more from each other.

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Berg en Dal, Druten, Heumen, Nijmegen, West Maas en Waal, Wijchen

Buddy & company

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At our RIBW we have various requests from people looking for a buddy. People who want to drink coffee together at home or out, who want to walk or cycle, want to visit a (second-hand) shop, practice a hobby together, or otherwise. Men and women with different interests and all with the same need: to talk to someone and/or to do something. Because their network is often small, our people are looking for a buddy.

If you can be open to someone with a psychological vulnerability, you are of great importance as a buddy with us. People-to-people contact is the most important, so you don't need any specific training. We ask if you want to meet with someone for 1-2 hours once every two weeks, more often is also possible. Handy if you can listen well with a stable personality.

We offer guidance and intervision, so that you also get to know other buddies. You also sign a volunteer agreement and travel allowance is possible. We sometimes send you a nice gift and have an annual volunteer outing. And we have participants who are happy you came by 😊

Have you become curious and do you want to know how you as a buddy can really make a difference in someone's life? Then get in touch! Then we can meet and hear more from each other.

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Weekly from 1 to 2 hours

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Berg en Dal, Druten, Heumen, Nijmegen, West Maas en Waal, Wijchen

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People who are being guided/living

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Social & wellbeing
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Buddy & company
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