Time For Change Befrienders

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Befrienders build a trusting relationship and provide emotional support to a person who is experiencing homelessness or bad housing. Our service in Aberdeen supports those experiencing housing issues. This is a structured and time-limited relationship where you will support a person to achieve agreed personal goals, often based on your own life experience.

There is a detailed induction and training, providing all the information and skills needed to fulfil the role, including a dedicated session on Befriending. All volunteers will be supported by a fantastic team in the Aberdeen Hub.

For more information please contact Anthea Reid, Volunteer Support Officer at Email: anthea_reid@shelter.org.uk or tel.: 03445152340.

Organisation aims and objectives

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. We strive every day to give people the help they need, and we campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.










Flexible times available to volunteer. All help greatly appreciated.


Experience required: Must be non judgemental, empathetic, understanding, good listening skill, team player and believe that everyone has the right to a safe and affordable home.
Travel details: Initially it will be done in your own home. You will be provided with a mobile phone to call the client. After some time there is potential to meet the client face to face. If using public transport, expenses will be paid.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses will be given on the day of volunteering if meeting staff in the Aberdeen Hub.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. Shelter Scotland will provide: • Detailed induction and training, providing all the information and skills needed to fulfil the role, including a dedicated session on Befriending • Access to identified externally accredited qualifications (depending on length of commitment) • A dedicated member of staff to provide ongoing support and supervision • Payment of reasonable out of pocket travel expenses
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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.