Volunteer Befriender - Homelife Ayr

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Quarriers Homelife Ayr support adults with learning difficulties to live in their own home. All Quarriers support is personalised, with individuals at the centre of all care planning. We provide the people we support with the confidence to achieve their goals by ensuring there is confidence in our staff.

Purpose Of The Role:
Do you have a few hours to spare each week or fortnight? Would you like to be part of a team that makes a positive difference to the lives of the people we support? Then this role is for you. We are looking for Volunteer Befrienders to enable adults supported in Homelife Ayr to enjoy activities within the community.

Main Tasks:
Volunteer Befrienders will be matched with one of the adults with similar interests so they can be enjoyed together. These interests may include:- gardening or a trip to garden centres, going to the cinema, trips to the seaside or enjoying walks or going for a meal or having a coffee and snack and above all having fun!

Client Group:
Housing Support – adults who have physical disability, learning disability or mental health

Selection Procedure:
Application form, meeting, references and PVG disclosure.

Organisation aims and objectives

Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.

Frequency and commitment details

A few hours each week where possible. To get the most out of the role it is hoped the volunteer can commit for at least 6 months. However, it is ultimately up to the volunteer for how long they would like to volunteer.


Experience required: No formal qualifications are required however Volunteer Befrienders must have good communication and listening skills, be friendly, approachable, understanding, reliable, trusting and supportive.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All agreed out of pocket expenses will be provided which includes travel.
Training details: All relevant training will be provided including a named person to provide support.

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