Volunteer Buddy

  • VO69307


Description

Update During Covid-19 Pandemic all support will be provided virtually and/or telephone
The Buddy volunteer provides support for a parent, usually spending a couple of hours, once a week with them. The Buddy will support the parent to help them in the way they need most. This may be with practical and emotional support to allow them to escape from the house for a coffee or a walk, support to attend groups or exercise classes, getting to appointments or helping get organised. Just as important is a non-judgemental listening ear. By sharing your time and friendship in this way, our volunteers offer the parent the opportunity to build their confidence, develop new skills and enjoy family life. This early intervention model reduces social isolation, having a positive impact on the family as a whole.

Organisation aims and objectives

We support and empower lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families through early intervention and partnership working. We facilitate positive change by being accessible, inclusive and flexible in our approach.

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Minimum 2 hours per week but variable depending on availability. Minimum commitment of 6 months.

Restrictions

Experience required: Good life experience is beneficial. Non-judgemental attitude is imperative. Good listening skills and a calm manner is required. Friendly and approachable.
Travel details: Particularly looking for volunteers in the following areas:- Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. However, there may be opportunities available throughout Fife. You do not need to be able to travel by car as long as you are comfortable using public transport.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage is paid 45p per mile and public transport expenses reimbursed.
Training details: Volunteers will undergo initial training covering relevant topics and there will be ongoing support and supervision and there will be access to further free training opportunities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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.