The Butterfly Trust are a Scottish registered charity that offer direct one to one support to people living with Cystic Fibrosis. We are helping to empower people with Cystic Fibrosis in Scotland.
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life-limiting, genetically inherited condition with no cure. We are the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland, providing face-to-face services for individuals and families, and access to the support needed to ensure they benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else, and an opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills. Mentors offer support to young adults with Cystic Fibrosis in improving socialisation, broadening horizons and exploring concerns to improve self-esteem, enhance coping skills and the person's quality of life. A mentor will meet with a young adult regularly (every 2-3 weeks typically) to build a trusting one-to-one relationship allowing the person to explore their feelings, discuss their aspirations and grow life skills, to support them in achieving goals or just giving them someone to talk to. A commitment of at least a year is important to enable the relationship to develop.
A great opportunity to make a real difference for people. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. For more details please contact Dr Miles Tew, Volunteer Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07712 606891.
Our aim is that people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.
Experience required: Good listeners, sensitive to other people’s feelings, willing to share and try new stimulating/social activities. Reliable. Able to maintain confidentiality.
Travel details: The client will live within a reasonable travelling distance from volunteer’s home address, and activities usually take place in the community near the client’s home.
Minimum age: 19
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We reimburse travel (and subsistence when relevant) costs and any agreed activity expenses monthly.
Training details: Full training, induction and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers - Induction - introduction to the Trust and its services, to Cystic Fibrosis and its effects. Communication skills and self- awareness. Client-specific aspects of contact with client and vulnerable people awareness. Office-based designated manager providing support.
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