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  • Volunteer Befriender
    with Butterfly Trust (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO62433 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020



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    About this opportunity:Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else. It can also be an incredible opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills to help your personal and career development. Young people living with Cystic Fibrosis can face a variety of challenges that disadvantage them socially, financially and in the workplace. Their restrictions on their lifestyle can leave them isolated and sometimes struggling to cope. A befriender will meet with a young person regularly to build a trusting one to one relationship. This will allow the young person space and a suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their fears and grow their self-esteem. In some cases the client will be increasing their confidence and coping skills for independent living.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:19
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Induction, ongoing training, support for volunteers
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Yes plus out of pocket expenses paid monthly

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

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Full UK driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years. Use of a clean, smoke-free car.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTakes place in Fife.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the 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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