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  • Young Carers Befriender (CENTRAL FIFE)
    with Lead Scotland

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90116 - Created/last updated: 02/05/2024


    About this opportunity:Offering 1:1 befriending support to young carers (aged 12-18) who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected. Making a valuable difference to someone's life by undertaking a social role and offering them some 'me' time away from their caring role and enabling them to access more opportunities within their community. You can do this by chatting with someone on the phone, going out for coffee, taking a walk together, finding a hobby or joining a local group. Befrienders help people build their confidence, connect more with their communities and meet new people.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction training, relevant to the role of a befriender with the young carers' project, will take place before the volunteer is matched with a young carer. Other training, including Boundaries and Child Protection, will be available. This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel and out of pocket expenses reimbursed monthly

    Experience required:A warm and friendly personality; kindness, patience, good communication skills; good listening skills, reliability; ability to maintain confidentiality; empathy; understanding; respect for others' life choices, values, and beliefs; ability to volunteer independently with regular contact with the Befriending Coordinator. An interest in Youth Work or a background in this would be beneficial.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsIn-person meetings in the local community. Specific areas: Glenrothes, Methil and Leven

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

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Lead Scotland has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Volunteer Befriender (Adults 1-1)
  - Young Carers Befriender (EAST FIFE)
  - Young Carers Befriender (WEST FIFE)

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
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