Roseberry Befriending Service

Current opportunity

VOLUNTEER BEFRIENDERS REQUIRED TO VISIT LONELY ISOLATED OLDER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO OFFER COMPANIONSHIP AND HELP WITH UNDERTAKING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Responsible to: The Project Coordinator Where: To provide 1:1 Befriending to an allocated beneficiary within Livingston and the surrounding areas Duties & responsibilities: • To visit a person with whom you have been matched, building a relationship of friendship and trust • To assist beneficiary with participating in community life and accessing community or leisure activities • To visit beneficiary on times agreed with your co-ordinator • To maintain your position of trust and build a one to one relationship and adhere to the appropriate boundaries • To respect the beneficiaries wishes and help them to become more independent • To work within a non-discriminatory boundary • To support staff with information sharing and updates • To fill in any correspondence during and after visits and attend supervision meetings with your project co-ordinator Skills, Experience & Knowledge You should be: • Reliable with an interest in making a difference to someone’s life • Genuine, honest and non-judgemental • Empathetic, with good listening skills • A good communicator who doesn’t impose their own views, values or opinions. • Approachable with a positive attitude • Able to form a positive supportive relationship with others • Patient and friendly • Willing to attend training and supervision as required We request that Volunteers are willing to commit their time for 3 months, you can decide how many hours that you are able to give from as little as one hour per fortnight, however, by committing to a period of 3 months, we can ensure consistency for our beneficiaries.