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Volunteering Opportunity: VO90095

  • Volunteer Family Support Worker (Fife)
    with Butterfly Trust (The).

    Created/last updated: 05/08/2022


    About this opportunity:The family support worker is The Butterfly Trusts' first point of contact with clients in their area, responding to requests that are often for help
     •  The volunteer provides 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
     •  Training and support is available
     •  Family 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
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    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:19
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided: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 (eg DWP) in detail. Support from member of the Trust staff.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travelling costs, mileage (30p/mile), postage/stationery, refreshments when appropriate.

    Experience required:Desirable qualities required include good verbal and written communications skills, sensitivity, reliability and an adaptable approach.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    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.