We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.
We have several people in Dundee who really appreciate a Befriender. This could mean spending time with someone once a week or a fortnight, perhaps meeting up for a coffee and a chat or going to see a film. Generally, Befrienders get involved in the fun stuff, supporting people to get out and about and enjoy a whole range of social and leisure activities. We have opportunities throughout the week including evenings and weekends, all we ask that you take tie to get to know the person and you are willing to make a regular commitment.
We will provide you with regular support, training and reimburse you all reasonable out of pocket expenses.
For an informal discussion please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238.
At Cornerstone our aim is simple, 'to enable the people we support to enjoy a valued life.' Every day acrosss Scotland we support people with 'dis'abilities and other support needs to become more independent and active in their community.
Age as befriending requires lone working.
Experience required: Interest in working with people, people skills, communication skills, approachable, open, honest and able to make a commitment.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Actual out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: First 4 weeks can be offered as a taster.
Training details: Volunteers will take part in an informal interview, complete a PVG application and complete training including child or adult protection. They will have a named person and ongoing support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet