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Volunteering Opportunity: VO63519

  • Befriender (East Fife)
    with LINK East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:We need volunteers to befriend adults in the East Fife area
     •  How many of you have been there for a friend who has been ill? It may have been running them to an appointment, taking them out for a coffee and lending a listening ear when they're fed up, or going off for a round of golf once they were on the mend
     •  What if their illness wasn't a physical illness but a mental illness? Would you do the same? What's different? 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues at some point in their life, don't they deserve support too? OK, so tell me more - you might find yourself doing any of the things mentioned above, going to play or watch sport, watching a movie or a play or just going for a walk and a chat
     •  Our volunteers come from all walks of life
     •  All you need to give is a minimum of 2 hours fortnightly, you will need to be a good listener, have the ability to empathise and have a willingness to learn
     •  In return you will receive generous expenses to cover travel and activities, ongoing training, regular support and hopefully a great deal of enjoyment
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:The volunteers will receive induction and on-going training and support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses are paid.

    Experience required:Positive attitude, good listening skills, good organisation skills, empathy, sense of fun, reliability and consistency, experience of mental health issues not necessary.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place in East Fife area.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.