Support Volunteers

  • VO90007


Description

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. The support worker undertakes tasks that make a real difference to the quality of life for the young people we support. He/she is our first point of contact with clients responding to requests that are often for practical help but also just someone to talk to. Support workers receive training to develop skills in understanding and completing official forms, and can be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged.

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: miles@butterflytrust.org.uk or tel: 07712 606891.

Organisation aims and objectives

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.

Restrictions

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

Support

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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 12 days ago