Volunteer Support Worker

  • VO77408
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Our support workers provide social support in their local community for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. They offer a listening ear and help to negotiate official systems that include housing, benefits, education, employment and independent living.

The support worker is our first point of contact with clients in their area, responding to requests that are often for help to acquire home improvements, disability related benefits or just someone to talk to. Desirable qualities required include good verbal and written communications skills, sensitivity and an adaptable approach. Training and support is provided; and expenses reimbursed.

Support workers can also be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged, learn new skills or perhaps make good use of those they already have.

The Butterfly Trust provides unconditional, non-judgemental, confidential services that are designed to improve the quality of life for young people living with Cystic Fibrosis. These outreach services are delivered by trained volunteers who provide face to face support across the country.

The support worker role offers an opportunity to utilise your professional or personal life experience
for the purpose of enhancing the life of a family or individual living with the impact of Cystic Fibrosis.

Support Workers need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

Organisation aims and objectives

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting genetically inherited condition with 1 in 25 people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Our aim is that people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.

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Frequency and commitment details

Flexible.

Restrictions

Experience required: Desirable qualities required include good verbal and written communications skills, sensitivity and an adaptable approach.
Travel details: The opportunity will involve visiting different clients around your local area depending on your availability. All mileage and travel expenses reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are provided with out of pocket expenses for this role.
Training details: Training will be provided in the form of an initial induction and then continuous support throughout your time volunteering with us.

Last updated 3 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.