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  • Support Worker
    with Butterfly Trust (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO84996 - Created/last updated: 19/11/2020


    About this opportunity:The support worker is our first point of contact with clients in their areas, responding to requests that are often for help. They provide social support in their local community for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. They offer a listening ear and help to negotiate official systems that include housing, benefits, education, employment and independent living. The support worker role offers an opportunity to utilise your professional or personal life experience for the purpose of enhancing the life of a family or individual living with the impact of Cystic Fibrosis. Support workers can also be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged, learn new skills or perhaps make good use of those they already have.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:19
    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 - Public transport and/or mileage if applicable at a rate of 30p per mile. Postage, stationery and refreshments when appopriate

    Experience required:Good verbal and written communication skills, sensitivity and an adaptable approach

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    age restriction - must have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 2 years

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

    Taster available?Yes: One day induction event covering the condition, the Trust and its procedures, interpersonal skills, introduction to some of the official systems. Ongoing training covering individual official systems/forms in detail. Support from member of the Trust sta

    Travel DetailsThe clients will be within a reasonable travelling distance of the support worker's home

    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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  - Volunteer Befriender
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  - Befriender for young people

Type of volunteering: Care / Support worker
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