Befriender (via Telephone)

  • VO85759
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Befriender (to people experiencing an eating disorder, their friends, families and carers), by telephone - supporting people across Scotland.

Volunteers need to be good listeners and able of offer support and encouragement in a non-judgemental manner. A good knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with mental health issues, particularly eating disorders would be advantageous. Volunteers who have previously had an eating disorder, must have been fully recovered for at least two years before taking on this role. We are specifically looking for your ability to be:

• Open and honest – people others can relate to
• Articulate, with a good telephone manner and able to communicate in a warm and welcoming way
• Able to show evidence of genuine trust and hope for the future
• Good listeners and encourage people to share; it is more important to hear their story than to share your own
• Patience – don’t hurry people onto the next stage of their journey
• Committed to attending regular training when required

Organisation aims and objectives

Scotland’s leading community eating disorder charity, holding support group meetings for people over 18 with eating disorders and for parents, carers and families in Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow and Perth. In the future our strategy is to expand into Edinburgh and other areas in Scotland so that we can ensure that everyone in Scotland affected by an eating disorder gets support and respect in the heart of their community.

Availability

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To be agreed between befriender and befriendee, one hour per week.

Restrictions

Volunteers who have previously had an eating disorder, must have been fully recovered for at least two years before taking on this role.
Travel details: Home-based.

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.