Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life-limiting, genetically inherited condition with no cure. We are the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland, providing face-to-face services for individuals and families, and access to the support needed to ensure they benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else, and an opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills. Young people living with Cystic Fibrosis can face a variety of challenges that disadvantage them socially, financially and at school: they are often isolated and struggling to cope. A befriender will meet with a young person regularly to build a trusting one to one relationship. This will allow the young person the opportunity to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, grow their self-esteem, perhaps increase their confidence and coping skills for independent living.
A great opportunity to make a real difference for people. For more details please contact Dr Miles Tew at E Mail: email@example.com or tel: 07712 606891.
Our aim is that people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.
Experience required: No experience necessary as we provide full training. Good listening skills, empathy, non-judgemental attitude
Travel details: Aberdeen. The client will live within a reasonable travelling distance from volunteer’s home address, and activities usually take place in the community near the client’s home.
Minimum age: 19
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We reimburse travel (and subsistence when relevant) costs and agreed activity expenses monthly.
Training details: Full training, induction and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers - Induction - introduction to the Trust and its services, to Cystic Fibrosis and its effects. Communication skills and self- awareness. Client-specific aspects of contact with client and vulnerable people awareness. Office-based designated manager providing support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet