Befriender

  • VO38369


Description

BeFriends was established in 1981 and offers a befriending service to young people aged 5-18 in Dundee, who it is thought will benefit from the support and friendship of a volunteer befriender. The volunteer befriender and the young person will enjoy outings and share interests together, it is also hoped that the young person will feel confident enough to discuss any problems or issues they may have. If you feel you have something to offer, have time on your hands, looking to change careers, put something back into society, or are just looking for a new challenge, then why not try volunteering with BeFriends. IT'S FUN

Organisation aims and objectives

BeFriends offers befriending support to disadvantaged local children and young people, developing their life skills and improving their well-being.

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3 hours per Week. Minimum Commitment: 6 Month

Restrictions

Experience required: Sense of humour, ability to have fun, patience.
Travel details: Training & Support is at BeFriends' office. Befriending is throughout Dundee.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport & Car mileage costs paid, and any other out of pocket expenses incurred up to a set limit. Reimbursements paid weekly/fortnightly/monthly. Volunteers submit claim form accompanied by receipts.
Training details: Induction training covers: Roles & Responsibilities, Boundaries, Risk Assessment, Case Studies, Scenarios, Confidentiality, Communications, Child Protection, etc. On-going training: Challenging Behaviour, Child Protection, Drugs Awareness, etc. Support:
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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