Befriender (taking out)

  • VO30198


Description

Corbenic is home to 26 adults with learning difficulties. Despite having a fulfilling life in a busy community, we have a few residents for whom that special something is missing, or rather, that special someone. For people who have no parents, close family or whose family live far away, there is a need for someone to take a particular interest in them and their lives. This is where you, as a volunteer, come in. Could you spare a couple of hours a fortnight to share a hobby, interest or just a coffee and a chat? Other volunteers have said they get a buzz from the work, especially when the residents realise that they do it for pleasure and are not paid to be there. Make a difference to someone's life, become a "friend"!

Organisation aims and objectives

Corbenic Camphill Community is an integrated community for adults with learning difficulties. The aim is that, through community living, mutual respect and concern for the dignity of each person are actively fostered by ensuring a stable and secure environment with individual privacy and promoting appropriate independence. Residents live in houses of around 10 people, including employed house parents and volunteer co-workers. They work in a variety of workshops including woodwork, craft, candle-making, garden estate, cooking, bakery and horse-riding.

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2 hours per Fortnight. Minimum Commitment: 6 Month

Restrictions

Experience required: There are no particular skills required but volunteers need to be able to devote time on a regular basis; a sense of commitment; will need to have a genuine interest in people, common sense, sensitivity, be a good listener and have a sense of humour
Travel details: Volunteers would take residents out from Corbenic, which is in Trochry, near Dunkeld. There is no public transport to Trochry but arrangements could be made to meet in Dunkeld.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Travel expenses are available
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 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.