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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 •
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.
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 Form; Interview; References
No, not for this opportunity.
The clients will be within a reasonable travelling distance of the support worker's home.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.