Female Volunteer Befriender (B)

  • VO70095


Female Befriender wanted for a young woman we support, to meet up fortnightly. Monday, Thursday or Saturday early evening for a coffee and a chat, bit of shopping or walking. A car driver would be great, but not essential, as we are conveniently located for public transport.

Befrienders are matched with the aim of sharing common interests and activities. We offer an induction, ongoing support and training to develop valuable skills and experience.

Time commitment: You must be prepared to commit to regular meeting times that are convenient to you and the person you are befriending preferably on a fortnightly basis for a minimum period of 6 months. There will be a 3 month trial period to ensure both parties are happy with the match.

Volunteer out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Please get in touch if you are friendly, patient and caring. Two references and a Disclosure PVG check will be carried out by us and at no cost to yourself. If you would like to find out more, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Lauren Jarvis. Tel: 0141 620 2500, email: ljarvis@cosgrovecare.org.uk.

Organisation aims and objectives

All the work carried out by Cosgrove Care is underpinned by a strongly held set of values and beliefs known as the values of inclusion. This philosophy, where all people, regardless of ability, are seen to be citizens of worth, drives us in our mission to support people who are isolated or at risk of isolation to take power and control in their own lives. Our work is about Justice, Empowerment, Relationships, Trust and Support.










The opportunity takes places during term time and school holidays. The opportunity is flexible.


Female volunteer wanted. Expressed preference of befriendee.
Experience required: No experience required.
Travel details: Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6LD. Close to Giffnock train station and Fenwick Road, where you can get the no. 38 bus.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Can be flexible to suit volunteer.
Taster details: Unable to offer tasters as not appropriate due to PVG required.
Training details: On-going support will be provided for this volunteering role. You will receive an induction and you will be insured during your volunteering activity. Volunteer to complete a volunteer befriending online training and safeguarding and equality & diversity training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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