Family Befriender

  • VO70011


Description

Once approved volunteers can look after a child who has been referred to us and invest time with them by taking them out for a few hours to do fun activities. If they have a spare room they may be able to host them overnight. Others meet up with parents or carers and go to the shops, go out for a walk or help with paperwork but above all else take time to be a listen and support. Resource Friends may do some painting, joinery, gardening or anything practical that helps out.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every child deserves to thrive, children need to be loved and feel secure in their family. When families are isolated and struggling, their children can feel upset and afraid. Facing life alone is hard and when families feel like there is no one there to help, it is a scary place to be.

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Volunteers give whatever time they can, weekly or monthly.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for people who have a concern for others and are happy to invest their time with children or parents. Everyone has varying degrees of life experience and can offer something to help someone else.
Travel details: Edinburgh and across the Lothians, can also be done at home.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses details: No expenses paid.
Training details: We provide monthly training which takes place at various venues across the Lothians.

Last updated a month ago