Volunteer Befriender

  • VO62069


Description

Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service is for adults and older people in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. They are recruiting volunteers from the local community to offer one to one support to enable adults and older people to become more self-confident and motivated, to try new activities and to make more connections with their communities and local services. You do not need to have any qualifications as full training and support will be given. This role is more about who you are, not what you’ve done!
Being a befriender means you would be making a real difference to someone’s life. Maybe you could go for a short walk, go for a tea/coffee in town, find a local activity or simply spend some time having a chat in the person’s home. Befrienders carry out a purely social role and do not undertake any personal care or domestic duties. Each match will be for 4-6 months, depending on the needs of the person. You can volunteer at a time that suits you.
For more information about Lead Scotland, have a look at www.lead.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Develop learning opportunities for diabled adults, support life long learning. Train and support volunteers in the delivery of LEAD services

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Restrictions

Experience required: A warm and friendly personality. Good communication skills. Reliability. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Empathy and understanding. Respect for other people's life choices, values and beliefs.
Travel details: The project covers Fife and volunteers will be matched with someone within easy travelling distance. The meetings may be in the person's home or out in the community. Volunteer out-of-pocket expenses, including travel, will be paid by Lead Scotland.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: travel expenses paid at 40p per mile or public transport plus an allowance for other expenditure. Expenses are generally paid monthly but can be paid more often if required.
Training details: Volunteers will receive induction training before being matched with a person requiring support. Ongoing support and supervision will be given by the Volunteer Manager, who will also ensure that the volunteer can access any training to help them in their role.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 21 days ago