Befriender

  • VO31058


Description

Volunteers are required to befriend young people aged between 7 and 17 years old. Together they will participate in fun activities and outings, which the young people would not normally have the opportunity to experience. The young people COVEY work with are referred to us by social work, education or other agencies. They could be experiencing problems within their family, school or community. They may be feeling isolated due to a lack of peer friendship, family support, a health problem or perhaps just need a break from caring responsibilities in their own family life. Befriending is both challenging and very rewarding. Befrienders and the people they volunteer with can both benefit from a new friendship and enjoy shared experiences.

Organisation aims and objectives

We recruit and train volunteer befrienders for vulnerable young people. All are experiencing some difficulty in their lives such as health, problems in the home, isolation in the community, addictions and offending behaviour, disability or bereavement. Volunteers receive full training and expenses.

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2-3 hours per Week. Minimum Commitment: 1 Year

Restrictions

PVG Disclosure Check & References will be required.
Experience required: Volunteers should have a genuine interest and commitment towards children and young people and family members experiencing difficulty in their lives. They should be sensitive to the needs of the individuals they are working with and adopt a common sense, flexible approach, respecting the need for confidentiality. Volunteers should possess the ability to relate to others and adopt a non-judgemental approach.
Travel details: Throughout various areas across South Lanarkshire. Access to your own transport would be beneficial.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We provide full expenses for outings, travel etc
Training details: A structured induction training course. 6 x 2 hour sessions
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 13 days ago