Higher Support Needs Buddies

  • VO44447


Description

Many volunteers with higher support needs require some support in order to fulfil their placements. This support can take many forms: helping with their travel; overseeing their tasks and generally assisting as required. We are currently looking to recruit people who would help someone less able but this would also bring a sense of self satisfaction to you and the person with extra support needs.

Organisation aims and objectives

The GATEWAY has three core objectives: Capacity Building for the Voluntary Sector, Volunteer Development and Social Enterprise Development and is the interface between West Lothian’s Community Planning Partners and the Voluntary Sector in West Lothian The GATEWAY also Co-ordinates volunteering projects that support West Lothian’s communities Provides information and advice on issues such as: funding, governance, training, legal structure, start-up, staff and volunteer recruitment, monitoring and evaluation, and networking. Delivers a variety of learning and skills development courses Organises networking events and represents the Voluntary Sector at local and national forums Mission Statement To be a leading edge organisation with the capability, capacity and confidence to shape the future of a strong and thriving Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector, enhancing the quality of life for the people of West Lothian

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Restrictions

PVG required
Experience required: To build confidence, social and communication skills to create a sense of independence to the person you are buddying.
Travel details: Throughout West Lothian.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses of 40p per mile or bus fares.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago