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Volunteering Opportunity: VO77109

  • Volunteer Parent/Child Befriender
    with Muirhead Outreach Project Limited.

    Created/last updated: 26/02/2020

    About this opportunity:The primary aim of Muirhead Outreach Project is to support vulnerable children, young people and their families through difficult, chaotic times with an aim of assisting them to remain at home, and to refer on to other professional agencies when necessary
     •  Volunteers can help reduce loneliness and isolation for our families by providing practical and emotional support as well as building positive relationships
     •  Dependant on the individual you are supporting, this may involve going out the house for a coffee or a walk, support to attend local groups, getting to appointments or just being a listening ear
     •  By sharing your time and friendship in this way, our volunteers offer the parent/child the opportunity to build their confidence, develop new skills and enjoy family life
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers will undergo initial training covering relevant topics, there will be ongoing support and supervision and access to further free training opportunities. Specific training will include: Child protection, Communication, de-esculation and First Aid training
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage is paid at 0.35p per mile and public transport is reimbursed.

    Experience required:Friendly, approachable and good communicators, with an interest in working with children and families.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsBased in Glenrothes, we offer support to families throughout Fife.

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