Volunteer Befrienders (Moray)

  • VO85944


Description

Barnardo's protects, supports and nurtures the UK's most vulnerable children. Barnardo's helps bring out the best in children – no matter who they are or what they have been through. Our volunteers help make this happen.

Our children’s services volunteers help the charity to deliver essential services in local communities, including Moray, providing support to children, young people and their families. This role provides a great opportunity to join our fantastic children’s services and help make a real difference.

Barnardo’s Befrienders work with young people a 1:1 basis, offering practical assistance and emotional support, to build their self-confidence, coping mechanisms and positive relationships. The work could be focused on a particular need, such as confidence building, or it could be more focused around supporting the young person to access local community groups.

We are looking for volunteers, with a passion for making a difference in young people’s lives, with a friendly and approachable attitude and an ability to engage young people, empowering them to take steps towards improving their situation and achieving their goals.

Organisation aims and objectives

Barnardo's Scotland no longer runs orphanages. Today, the charity runs over 60 services in the country, in partnership with other organisations, supporting over 8,000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and families who face disadvantage because of issues like educational breakdown, HIV, disability, abuse, homelessness and poverty.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Reliable, punctual and trustworthy. Approachable and welcoming. Being passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people and families. Being non-judgmental and positive in their attitude to working with individuals from different backgrounds. Good listening and communication skills. The ability to manage and respond positively to challenging situations.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: agreed in advance
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month 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.