Befriender (18-25 year olds)

  • VO74166


Description

Befriends Dundee offers a one-to-one befriending service that provides the friendship and support of trained, vetted and disclosure checked adult volunteers to local young people who have been
referred as a result of experiencing difficulty within their lives.

The project addresses the individual support needs of isolated and disadvantaged young people by providing activities and volunteer befrienders. Through this service, the volunteer and young person
enjoy activities together once a week or once every two weeks. These outings offer the young person an opportunity to enjoy themselves and gain new experiences whilst allowing them a safe space to discuss any problems or difficulties they may be facing.

We would like to extend our service to 18-25 year olds who may be experiencing difficulty in their lives or would like an opportunity for socialising.

Organisation aims and objectives

BeFriends offers befriending support to disadvantaged local children and young people, developing their life skills and improving their well-being.

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An outing with a BeFriendee should take at least two hours and we would like volunteer BeFrienders to meet up with young person once every one week or once every two weeks.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers are fully trained, vetted and disclosure checked but we would like applicants to have a passion for working with young people.
Travel details: Expenses are paid back to the volunteer once the charity has received the relevant expenses document and evidence. There is a financial limit regarding the expenditures of outings, but this will be made clear during the volunteer training.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased. Mileage paid at 35p/mile.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers will be briefed on expectations and what volunteering is like through the volunteer training programme.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago

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