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  • Peer Mentor
    with Action for M.E. Scotland (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO78237 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Peer mentors provide support from people with experience of ME to people living with ME/CFS or their carers. The aim is to give both people an opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and capacity to self-manage.

    Mentors need to be over 18 and live in Scotland and have the ability to focus on their mentee's needs. Training for mentors will be provided, and both one-to-one & group support is available.

    Action For ME will provide information on how to create, manage and sustain a mentoring relationship. Mentors need to be able to support the mentoring relationship and meet their mentee on a regular basis (once or twice a month) either in person or through Skype/Zoom. If you want to use your experience of living with ME to support other people to manage their condition effectively and live a more fulfilling life then Action For ME want to hear from you.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - The organisation pays out public transport costs on the receipt of tickets; mileage is paid at the rate 45p per mile. Expenses will be paid into volunteer's bank accounts on a monthly basis.

    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; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsME peer mentoring happens across Scotland. If you are matched with someone within travelling distance then you can get travel expenses to meet up once or twice a month as agreed with your mentee. Otherwise, you may be able to support a mentee through usin

    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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