Befriender Volunteer

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Befrienders, as part of the circle of support, help the focus person to build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community.

As a Volunteer Befriender, you will be a part of a person's circle of support and help the focus person to build their confidence through participating in social activities within their community. This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together or attending Equal Futures' monthly social events.

Befrienders attend the circle meetings (approx. bi-monthly) and meet 1:1 with their focus person weekly or fortnightly. Equal Futures supports you throughout your volunteering

Organisation aims and objectives

Equal Futures creates connections for people with a learning disability or autism in Scotland. Equal Futures was set up in 2002 by a group of parents who have a family member with disabilities, with the aim of helping families plan for the future to ensure that their relative can live a good life whilst recognising the importance of social connections. We support people and their families through Circles of support, befriending and social events providing support for people aged 16 and over across Scotland. Equal Futures currently support 25 families and are always meeting new families who require support.










Circa 6-10 per month or more if wished

Frequency and commitment details



Experience required: Our Befrienders are: Warm and friendly, approachable, compassionate, flexible, dependable, empathetic, reliable, good listeners
Travel details: Venues vary - By Foot/Bus/Car/Train/Car Only
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel/other expenses will be paid for this opportunity
Training details: Induction training is provided, ongoing contact is kept with your local project co-ordinator, who will be on hand to help and guide throughout your volunteering experience.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 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.