Getting a volunteer Befriender helped me – then I volunteered too!
During Befriending Week 01-07 November, Befriending Networks are sharing stories on their Facebook page, please click here to find out more about people who have been helped by befriending. This wonderful story from Liam, a young man in Fife, came via the organisation that supported him - LINK - East Fife Mental Health Adolescent Befriending Project. Read here about how the volunteer Befriender helped him, how he became inspired to volunteer and how he’s doing now. You will want to read to the end of this great account of individual recovery, personal development and also note that the compliment at the beginning of the piece refers to the Manager of the Project, Jane Maciver. Very fitting in this week of International Volunteer Managers’ Day, 05 November.
If you would like to volunteer as a Befriender, have a look at the brilliant variety of opportunities on the volunteering page of our website - from the drop down lists on the right, choose ‘Befriending/Mentoring’ or ‘Care/Support Worker’. If you need help to choose, we’re here to help – e-mail [email protected], phone 0800 389 6046 or text 60777