Volunteer Befriender

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Crossroads Befriending Service is aimed at vulnerable adults living in Central, Levenmouth and North East Fife areas who are feeling socially isolated and lonely.

As a Volunteering Befriender, you can be a vital contact and important link to other valuable sources of information and support. You can offer a regular opportunity for social interaction - over the phone, in the person’s home or to their local community (café, recreational activity or other important appointment). You can provide a confidential, supportive and trusting relationship to help improve a person’s self-esteem, confidence, health and well-being and, most importantly, help reduce the detrimental effects of social isolation and loneliness.

Can you help transform someones life, simply by giving a few hours a week? If you’re a warm, considerate, honest and reliable individual, who’s interested in the well-being of others, we want to hear from you!

Organisation aims and objectives

Crossroads Fife Central offers respite to carers who care for people of all ages with a disability or illness. This respite comes in the form of short breaks in the person's home or staff can take the cared for person out. This support is provided by contacting Crossroads to make a referral. The service can be purchased through direct payments, self directed support or private purchase or is free-funded by Fife Council social work department and Fife NHS - there is a waiting list for this service.










This oportunity is for a minimum of 2 hours a week over 6 months, and takes place both during term time and school holidays.


Experience required: Life experience, good listener/communicator, positive, accepting, genuine and empathic.
Travel details: Volunteers needed in Central Fife, Levenmouth and North East Fife. Own car preferable but not necessary
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteer out of pocket expenses paid monthly upon receipt of expenses claim. Car Mileage paid at 45p per mile, Public Transport (receipt required), Refreshments up to £3.00 per session (receipt required).
Training details: Volunteer 3-day induction including the following information: Organisation, Policy & Procedures (incl Confidentiality, Adult Protection, Health & Safety, Lone Volunteering etc) Volunteer Role, Responsibilities & Boundaries Regular formal and informal support & supervision: Individually by phone, email, text, face to face Group meetings face to face, online (zoom or teams etc) Ongoing CPD training opportunities
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 days 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.