Young People Volunteer Befrienders

  • VO73233


Description

Hand of Solace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization working with isolated/lonely elders and young people by offering direct services and support , all designed to help people make the most of life. We have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities to assist in this and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining our great volunteer team. This includes assisting with our Young People Befriending Service.

Our Young People Volunteer Befrienders are matched on a 1:1 basis with a child aged (5-16) within the Aberdeen community and through caring, reliability and consistency build up a trusting relationship, thus providing positive role model. Befrienders shall support the young people to access/attend activities within the community to reduce isolation, promote self-confidence/esteem and to help young people to begin to learn life skills.

We’ll give you all the training and support you need to do your role. All help will make a difference and be greatly appreciated.

Application forms may be accessed by filling out our volunteers interest form which may be found in our website at https://www.handofsolace.co.uk/apply-to-volunteer-with-us or by requesting through our email- info@handofsolace.co.uk , or by phoning the contact number- 07378432436.

Organisation aims and objectives

Hand of Solace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization working with isolated/lonely elders and young people by offering direct services and support , all designed to help people make the most of life.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are keen to recruit volunteer befrienders who are caring, good listeners, responsible, understanding, Trustworthy, kind and flexible.
Travel details: Our Volunteer Befrienders carry out agreed activities with their matched friend within Aberdeen City.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: .We reimburse travel expenses up to £7 per day. Receipts must be provided, and volunteers may fill out the Monthly Report Sheet where they can state any work related expenses which have been prior approved by the Volunteers Co-ordinator. Volunteers are reimbursed at the end of the month except in significant circumstance where the management may decide to reimburse weekly.
Training details: Good training and support is provided to all volunteers. The volunteer befrienders are provided with induction and we further provide Child Protection Training, Adult Support and Protection training, Health and Safety training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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