Could you make a difference to children and young people in Fife? Are you looking for a new, meaningful challenge, a fun opportunity or a sense of achievement? Barnardo's are looking for enthusiastic individuals to offer support to children and young people across Fife, helping them to develop social skills, resilience and confidence. Befrienders engage in activities with children and young people. They can accompany them on trips to local parks and beaches, to libraries or to clubs or support them to develop hobbies. Befrienders also act as role models for children and young people by promoting trusting relationships and self-confidence.
no upper age limit has been specified
Induction training runs twice a year and involves around 30 hours in total which includes online training as well as classroom-based training. They offer supervision monthly and have access to the same in-house training opportunities as staff.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Out of pocket expenses are paid. Travel expenses are also paid.
A positive, non-judgemental attitude
An ability to communicate with children
Committed and enthusiastic
An ability to work as part of a team
Willingness to participate in a training programme
Reliable and punctual.
Drivers licence preferrable
Barnardo's Fife Locality is based in Kirkcaldy but they support children all across Fife and will endeavour to find a suitable match for befrienders in their chosen location. Having your own car would be preferable.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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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