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Befriender

  • VO78543


Description

Boomerang was set up in 1999 to provide a safe, comfortable and friendly centre in the heart of the community to stimulate community involvement and development with an aim to community regeneration. The project provides a user led centre assisting a variety of groups with varying interests to increase confidence, promote skill and strengthen individual identity and responsibilities.

The Befriending role will entail visiting older people at home offering support to people within the Stobswell area who would otherwise be socially isolated. The role entails chatting with clients helping them reminisce, provide support accessing community activities and accompanying them on short trips outside the home.

Organisation aims and objectives

Boomerang was set up in 1999 to provide a safe, comfortable and friendly centre in the heart of the community to stimulate community involvement and development with an aim to community regeneration. The project provides a user led centre assisting a variety of groups with varying interests to increase confidence, promote skills and strengthen individual identity and responsibilities.

Availability

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Minimum of 1 hour per week

Restrictions

A certain level of maturity is required
Experience required: Empathetic and good listener Non-Judgemental
Travel details: Stobswell and surrounding area.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We aim to have volunteers matched to people within their local area. However, any reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Mileage paid.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Mentoring system in place.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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.