Befrienders

  • VO47168


Description

Volunteers can become one-to-one or group befrienders for 2 hours once a fortnight. Befrienders support children and young people, engaging with them in activities such as baking, swimming or walks along the beach, depending on the interests of the child. Befriending generally takes place between 3.30 and 7.00pm on weekdays.
Volunteers undergo child protection training and befriending training and are subject to CRBS enhanced disclosure checks.
Our befriending service places value on the individual and gives the opportunity to form positive relationships, and build up self-esteem. Parents have witnessed the benefits to their children. One parent states:”This service is second to none. It has opened up so many opportunities for my son and has made a huge difference to him. Volunteers are very good at listening and taking an interest in each individual child’s interests.”
Interested in this opportunity? Contact Families First on 01334 473259 or email familiesfirst@talktalk.net

Organisation aims and objectives

We support families in North East Fife with children in the household, aged 5-16 years, who have additional support needs. Our services include 1:1 befriending, group work and adult support. All of our service users have been referred. Referral forms can be accessed via our website.

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6 month min commitment 2 hrs once a fortnightWeekdays

Restrictions

Travel details: Befriending services operates out of Families First premises, Rose Lane, 132 South Street, St Andrews. Children are transported to and from the Centre. Befrienders make their own way to the Centre.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Befrienders make their own way to Families First
Training details: All volunteers undergo child protection training and befriending training. Staff are available during befriending sessions to lend support. All volunteers undergo CRBS enhanced disclosure checks.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago