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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
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided: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: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.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity takes place in the Levenmouth area.

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