Befriender

  • VO73548


Description

A Befriender’s role is varied, and is determined by the needs of the person you are befriending. Generally, you will be expected to: meet with the client on a regular basis, offer emotional, social, listening and practical support to clients whose lives are affected by cancer; help them to access information about available services to complement the care and support of family, friends, and other care networks and recognise the potential need for further support.

You should maintain confidentiality and trustworthiness at all times. You will be expected to participate in training events, and to support TCS by contributing to fundraising events for a minimum of 6 hours per year.

Organisation aims and objectives

Tayside Cancer Support is a voluntary organisation which offers support, information, counselling and befriending for anyone affected by cancer - patients, relatives, friends and professionals.

Restrictions

Safeguarding concerns
Experience required: Interest in supporting people
Travel details: Around Tayside.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel costs will be reimbursed.
Training details: Relevant professional training including induction.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.