Befrienders

  • VO34041


Description

Befrienders can give children the opportunity to broaden their horizons and give them a chance to escape from the difficult and sometimes painful aspects of their lives. In your spare time you can have fun by going bowling, swimming or strolling on a beach, everyday things we all take for granted. you also give a child a chance to have positive childhood memories.

Organisation aims and objectives

At Befriend a Child we support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to achieve their full potential and develop into confident and competent adults.

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2 hours per Fortnight. Minimum Commitment: 1 Year

Restrictions

Experience required: We would like our volunteers to enjoy the company of children, have a good sense of humour and like to have fun.
Travel details: Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire. Travel is made as easy as possible with bus routes for volunteers being taken into consideration.
Minimum age: 19

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All public transport costs are reimbursed. Mileage is paid at 30p per mile. A set cost of £20 per outing is provided for volunteers excluding travel costs.
Training details: Induction training goes over the boundaries and guidelines of the scheme. Support is provided by a telephone call once a month. Office, home and mobile numbers of all staff are provided to all volunteers. We have a monthly newsletter and a drop in sess
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 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.