Volunteer Befriender

  • VO33407


Description

Befriending families under stress and visiting them in their own homes to offer support and practical help.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start West Lothian has a proven record of providing quality support to vulnerable families in their own homes and communities through volunteer befriending.

Availability

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Volunteers generally meet up with their family once a week, usually for a couple of hours. A time commitment of 1 year is asked of the volunteer.

Restrictions

Volunteers/Trustees need to be a parent or have parenting skills.
Experience required: Parenting experience, be non-judgemental, open minded and have a real desire to make a difference in a family's life.
Travel details: All over West Lothian

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid every month for travelling expenses (bus fares/petrol mileage) as well as any relevant telephone calls.
Training details: A tailor-made training course of between 8-10 weeks is offered and must be completed before volunteer can be matched with family.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago