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  • Volunteer Support Group Facilitator - Kirkcaldy
    with SupportED - The Linda Tremble Foundation

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO99553 - Created/last updated: 21/02/2024


    About this opportunity:SupportedED - The Linda Tremble Foundation needs support group facilitators to help deliver community peer-to-peer support for groups of people affected by an eating disorder.

    Volunteers are needed for a new monthly group in Kirkcaldy and tasks include:
    * Preparing for sessions
    * Allowing space for participants to talk
    * Asking questions to the group
    * Signposting when necessary

    By helping people suffering from an eating disorder and their families to discuss their feelings and concerns you can help them to look towards a more positive future. If you are a caring and empathetic person who can help those attending to feel less isolated, more understood, cared for, listened to and supported, SupportED would value your contribution to the team.

    Volunteers are part of a supportive, informal and friendly group of fellow volunteers and like-minded people, and all training and support are provided.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers will receive induction training outlining the role. Group Facilitators will receive training covering facilitation and will complete a shadow session with an experienced volunteer. Further training such as Mental Health First Aid, caring, safeguarding, and more is available to volunteers. All volunteers will receive ongoing help and support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Either public transport costs or mileage rates where applicable. If travelling by your own car mileage rates will be paid, at present this is 35p per mile.

    Experience required:The volunteers need to be good listeners and able to offer support and encouragement in a non-judgemental manner. A good knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with mental health issues, particularly eating disorders would be advantageous.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    If the volunteer has previously had an eating disorder they must have been fully recovered for at least 2 years before they take on this role. Successful return of a PVG is required for this role.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe group takes place in St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy.

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

    What Now?

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