The Butterfly Trust (South Ayrshire)


Current opportunities

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting genetically inherited condition with 1 in 25 people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. 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. Our befrienders meet with a young person 2- 3 times a month and develop a supportive 1:1 relationship whilst engaging in social activities. Befriending enables young people to develop increased confidence, self-esteem and general wellbeing and to reduce social isolation. This is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, gain relevant experience for a future career or fill your time doing something valuable. Befrienders collect the young person from their home (or school or similar place) and take them to do a variety of activities, usually within their local area, agreed in advance with the young person and their family. Application to the PVG scheme will be required, paid for by The Butterfly Trust.

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting genetically inherited condition with 1 in 25 people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. 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. Our support workers are our first point of contact with clients responding to requests that are often for practical help (such as employment, benefit or housing forms) but also just someone to talk to. Support workers receive training to develop skills in understanding and completing official forms and can be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged. 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. This is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, gain relevant experience for a future career or fill your time doing something valuable PVG will be required for this role.

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting genetically inherited condition with 1 in 25 people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. 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. Our mentors meet with an adult with Cystic Fibrosis regularly to build a trusting relationship and provide ongoing emotional support and encouragement. Adults living with this progressive and debilitating condition can face a variety of challenges that disadvantage them socially, financially and in the workplace. Their restrictions on their lifestyle can leave them isolated and sometimes struggling to cope. The relationship will help achieve a better quality of life by broadening their horizons, improving their confidence and increasing their independence. This is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, gain relevant experience for a future career and fill your time doing something valuable. A PVG will be required.

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting genetically inherited condition with 1 in 25 people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. 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. Our drivers provide transport for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis to hospital appointments. Our clients do not need any physical help getting in and out of the vehicle and our drivers use their own car. Children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis have to attend regular clinic appointments in hospitals to have their health monitored, usually every three months. Traveling in public transport poses risks of infection and waiting for transport in our typical inclement weather is undesirable because of their chronic lung condition. Our drivers provide transport from home ensuring a safe and comfortable journey. This service makes a real difference by reducing some of the pressure on families at this time. Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else. It can also be an incredible opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills to help your personal and career development. Our drivers provide transport for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis to hospital appointments. Mileage expenses are paid.