Volunteer Parent/Child Befriender

  • VO77109


Description

The primary aim of Muirhead Outreach Project is to support vulnerable children, young people and their families through difficult, chaotic times with an aim of assisting them to remain at home, and to refer on to other professional agencies when necessary.

Volunteers can help reduce loneliness and isolation for our families by providing practical and emotional support as well as building positive relationships. Dependant on the individual you are supporting, this may involve going out the house for a coffee or a walk, support to attend local groups, getting to appointments or just being a listening ear.

By sharing your time and friendship in this way, our volunteers offer the parent/child the opportunity to build their confidence, develop new skills and enjoy family life

Organisation aims and objectives

At the Muirhead Outreach Project our mission is to keep families together in their communities through challenging times. By providing early interventions (through 1-2-1 support and group work) we want to reduce the need for children to have to spend time in residential care.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Friendly, approachable and good communicators, with an interest in working with children and families.
Travel details: Based in Glenrothes, we offer support to families throughout Fife.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage is paid at 0.35p per mile and public transport is reimbursed.
Training details: Volunteers will undergo initial training covering relevant topics, there will be ongoing support and supervision and access to further free training opportunities. Specific training will include: Child protection, Communication, de-esculation and First Aid training
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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.