Volunteer Mentor

  • VO61966


Description

Our mentors offer support to a young adult with Cystic Fibrosis. Mentors support the young adult in improving socialisation, broadening horizons and to explore concerns to help improve self-esteem, coping skills and the person's quality of life. A mentor will meet with a young adult regularly to build a trusting one to one relationship. This allows the person space and a suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their desires, aspirations and grow their life skills. It is a fantastic opportunity to support someone in achieving their goals, whatever they may be or giving them someone to talk to.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Butterfly Trust provides support in the community for people affected by cystic fibrosis throughout Scotland. Our team of trained volunteers provide face to face support services that include emotional support, help to negotiate official systems in regard to housing, education and employment issues, mentoring for young people with cystic fibrosis, massage therapy for young adults with the condition and transport to hospital appointments for people who are not sick enough to qualify for mobility help and cannot afford a car.

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Would require a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month for at least a year.

Restrictions

Full UK driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years; Use of a clean & smoke free car. The mentor will pick up their mentee at home and take them out and then bring them home again.
Experience required: Motivational, caring, friendly, outgoing, perceptive, engaging, professional and non-judgemental
Travel details: We have opportunities in your area. We provide mileage expenses.
Minimum age: 19

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid monthly on receipt of claim
Training details: Volunteers receive a copy of our detailed Volunteer Handbook, they get a one day induction before starting, and 1-2 training days per year.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 18 days ago