Transform Intergenerational Befriending

  • VO58506


Young Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 20 are trained as befrienders, before attending a local sheltered housing complex in groups of around 5. These groups will engage in a range of activities with the residents such as reminiscing, arts & crafts, games and are encouraged to come up with new forms of engagement.

It is hoped that in addition to the positive impact the project will have on residents, the befriending will allow volunteers to build confidence and gain valuable social skills under the support and supervision of the project worker.










2 hours per week for 6 months


Experience required: No skills required as training will be provided. The project is aimed at young people who would like support and supervision while volunteering, who are non judgemental, enjoy socialising and get on well with people.
Travel details: Midlothian Sheltered Housing Complexes, groups will be arranged according to location.
Minimum age: 14
Maximum age: 20


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Transport to and from sheltered housing will be provided
Training details: An induction will be completed by the volunteer prior to starting. The induction will be activity based and fun and will focus on what befriending is, boundaries in befriending, confidentiality and befriending in a sheltered housing.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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