Volunteer Befriender

  • VO44813


Description

Befrienders of all ages and backgrounds are needed from Nairnshire and Inverness areas. We take care to introduce you to someone who shares some of your own interests so that you have something in common straight away. Enjoy your spare time and make a difference to someone's life - befriend!

Befrienders Highland supports people who are isolated as a result of mental health problems.

Organisation aims and objectives

Befrienders Highland is a voluntary organisation and charity that provides free one-to-one befriending service for people across the Highlands who live with mental ill health or dementia, or who care for someone living with dementia, and feel lonely and isolated either geographically or socially. Our trained volunteers offer confidential, regular social contact from which genuine friendships develop, improving the lives of our friends right across the Highlands. Befrienders Highland has been providing a valuable service since 1993. We now offer a face-to-face befriending service in Inverness and Nairn, as well as distance befriending service across the Highlands by phone, letter and email.

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2 hours per month for a minimum commitment of 9 Months

Restrictions

Experience required: Friendly, honest, reliable and able to keep confidences.
Travel details: Inverness and/or Nairn
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage rate and public transport expenses will be reimbursed. Out of pocket expenses resulting from activities.
Training details: Full training and support provided
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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