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  • Befrienders
    with Families First St Andrews

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47168 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020



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    About this opportunity:Volunteers can become one-to-one or group befrienders for 2 hours once a fortnight. Befrienders support children and young people, engaging with them in activities such as baking, swimming or walks along the beach, depending on the interests of the child. Befriending generally takes place between 3.30 and 7.00pm on weekdays.
    Volunteers undergo child protection training and befriending training and are subject to CRBS enhanced disclosure checks.
    Our befriending service places value on the individual and gives the opportunity to form positive relationships, and build up self-esteem. Parents have witnessed the benefits to their children. One parent states:”This service is second to none. It has opened up so many opportunities for my son and has made a huge difference to him. Volunteers are very good at listening and taking an interest in each individual child’s interests.”
    Interested in this opportunity? Contact Families First on 01334 473259 or email [email protected]

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:All volunteers undergo child protection training and befriending training. Staff are available during befriending sessions to lend support. All volunteers undergo CRBS enhanced disclosure checks.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Befrienders make their own way to Families First

    Experience required:No specific requirements for experience were provided by the organisation.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsBefriending services operates out of Families First premises, Rose Lane, 132 South Street, St Andrews. Children are transported to and from the Centre. Befrienders make their own way to the Centre.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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Families First St Andrews has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Drivers
  - Children's Worker
  - Trustee

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Children


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