Young Persons Befriender

  • VO69525


Description

Volunteering Matters is the UK’s leading volunteering charity. We recruit, train and support 30,000 volunteers across the UK. Our Clackmannanshire Befriending Project involves volunteers who befriend vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-18 in the local area. Volunteers are fully recruited and trained before being matched one-to-one with a young person in Clackmannanshire. Together, the volunteer and young person participate in “outings” in the community on a regular basis.

Volunteers pass on their skills and experience as well as providing the young person with a few hours of fun. A victim of circumstance, the young person may have experienced difficulties in their lives such as isolation, problems at home or disability. By giving up a couple of hours on a regular basis, you could make a real difference where it is needed most.

Organisation aims and objectives

3.1 the advancement of citizenship and community deveopment for the public benefit through the promotion of volunteering including (but without limitation) in the fields of education, social care and the environment 3.2 the advancement of education and training including (but without limitation) of persons who, due to their social or economic circumstances or otherwise, are in need and unable to gain employment in the United Kingdom.

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Minimum commitment of 2-3 hours every fortnight

Restrictions

Experience required: • Must complete comprehensive volunteer training package provided by the Project (16 hours) • Must be, or apply to become a member of the PVG scheme (handled and paid for by the project) • No qualifications or experience needed, however a strong interest and enthusiasm for working with young people is essential • Must be at least 18 years of age
Travel details: The project runs throughout clackmannanshire
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All expenses paid including mileage
Training details: • All induction and on-going training • 100% help and support from the projects Volunteer Manager • Access to other training and development opportunities within the sector • Excellent ‘real world’ experience in the social care/health/education/youth work sectors
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago