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Volunteering Opportunity: VO65984
Youth Befriender (Levenmouth) with LINK - East Fife Mental Health Adolescent Befriending Project.
Created/last updated: 15/02/2024
About this opportunity:
About this opportunity: Want to make a difference, and have fun? Can you spare 2 hours a fortnight to support a marginalised young person?
LINK works with 12-18 year olds who have become isolated due to mental health issues •
The in-person, 1-1 befriending meetings take place out in the community • This safe, supported timeout helps the young people to increase their wellbeing, resilience, social and relationship skills •
When you meet, and what you do with your befriending time together is left up to you and the young person to decide • It may be a walk, café cinema, bowling - there's a monthly allowance to cover expenses •
no upper age limit has been specified
Volunteers receive training; ongoing support and supervision; personal development and social outing opportunities.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel and out-of-pocket expenses are paid, up to a set monthly amount.
Experience required: No special qualifications or experience required.
Desirable skills - reliability; sense of fun and friendly; kindness; patience; good communication and listening skills; ability to volunteer independently, with regular supervision - over a cuppa and cake.