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Volunteering Opportunity: VO90898
Volunteer Befriender with KASP (Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project).
Created/last updated: 24/10/2022
About this opportunity:
KASP has a befriending service and are looking for people age 16+ to provide this to vulnerable adults in Fife •
Befrienders will be fully trained and matched to both males and females who access KASP services who have requested a befriender • Most Befriendee's will have already accessed KASP services and will have received counselling and support from trained and experienced workers •
Befrienders will meet regularly with their matched person and offer support, social activities or just share a cuppa and talk •
Full support and training will be offered throughout their time at KASP • They also take into consideration befriender's skills, experience and knowledge which can offer a positive befriending experience • Befriending can offer a supportive, trusting relationship and can contribute to a person's wellbeing •
For the befriender it can help you develop skills and knowledge and may help you get back into paid work through your own skill development •
Initial 2 day Induction training. Ongoing access to relevant training including Child Sexual Abuse awareness. 6 weekly supervision. Policies and procedures in place for safeguarding. Access to Mandatory Trauma Skilled Practice Training will be supported
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Volunteers will be reimbursed travelling costs on receipt of bus/train tickets. Mileage paid at 34p/mile
Regardless your background or circumstances you can befriend if you can show empathy, be non-judgemental, respectful of others, can listen, can give some of your time to spend with another, supply 2 references and can pass the criminal record checks