Telephone/Social Media Buddy

  • VO83522
  • Home-based volunteering


Fife Gingerbread provides support and advice to lone parents and families in need throughout Fife.
Fife Gingerbread provides non-judgemental and non-threatening emotional and practical support, in the form of a buddy.
Coronavirus is affecting us all, our lone parents and families in need’s mental health and wellbeing are struggling a greatly. Lockdown restrictions have meant us not being able to see family or friends and for those who may already have been isolated this can add to the deterioration in mental health and wellbeing.

We are looking to recruit buddies who can call or liaise virtually through social media channels with people in those situations.

What do buddies do
• Buddies provide 1-1 emotional and practical support on a regular basis by telephone or social media channels during COVID19
• Help find information with the parent
• Keep records of communication with parent

Organisation aims and objectives

We support and empower lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families through early intervention and partnership working. We facilitate positive change by being accessible, inclusive and flexible in our approach.











Experience required: Personal qualities required: • Reliable • Patient and understanding • Mature, friendly and cheerful • A willingness to participate in a training programme • Non-judgemental attitude
Travel details: Homebased
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses: • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses at discretion of Fife Gingerbread • The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) membership is required. The cost of this will be met by Fife Gingerbread
Training details: Volunteer training: benefits/ support • Full induction and training (including Child Protection) will be provided Fife Gingerbread • Access to the NHS Health Improvement Training programme. • Regular support and supervision • Opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience • Recognition • Gain Confidence • Take on a challenge • Meet new people • Make a difference
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Last updated 2 months ago

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