supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Volunteering Opportunity Details

  • Child & Youth Befriender
    with Fife Young Carers

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO78393 - Created/last updated: 28/11/2019


    About this opportunity:Who cares about the carers? Fife Young Carers are looking for befrienders to support and encourage children and young people in attending activities. Giving just 2 hours a week can make a massive impact to a young person in your local area.

    Do you have two hours a week to spare and love a good natter? Are you passionate about helping young carers in the community? Are you good with young people? If so then child and youth befriending could be the perfect volunteer role for you.

    The children and young people are matched with a volunteer who provides companionship, supportive guidance, and access to a variety of activities, new experiences and opportunities. Short respite has been shown to have an incredible impact on a carer's mental health, letting them expand their social circle and putting them at reduced risk of crisis.

    Fife Young Carers are looking for inspirational volunteers who are calm & patient and can support and encourage their young people to access local activities that will enable the young carer to live a life out with their caring role.

    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 - All out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

    Experience required:Fife Young Carers are looking for responsible individuals who have excellent listening skills to empathetically and respectfully engage with young people. Thus, experience with young people could be advantageous to this role.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity takes place in your local area. Volunteers will be required to travel to the chosen activity with the young person (for which out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed), so a driving license is desirable for this role.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
      You can print these opportunity details.

    Go to main volunteering opportunities page

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

Other Opportunities

Here are some shortcuts to other, similar opportunities:

Fife Young Carers has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Driver
  - Volunteer driver
  - Volunteer Youth Worker
  - Volunteer Youth Worker
  - Charity Trustee
  - Volunteer Befriender

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Children

Go to main volunteering opportunities page

What is volunteering?

Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more - our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.

Register your opportunity
If you are an Organisation that would like your opportunity to be registered. You can do this by requesting a registration form here.

Help and Support

Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.

Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.

Volunteering Bulletin

If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.