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  • Volunteer Befriender (Adults 1-1)
    with Lead Scotland

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO83941 - Created/last updated: 16/01/2024


    About this opportunity:Offering 1:1 befriending support to adults (16+) and older people in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. Making a valuable difference to someone's life by undertaking a social role such as 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:Volunteers will receive induction training before being matched with a person requiring support. Ongoing support and supervision will be given by the Volunteer Manager, who will also ensure that the volunteer can access any training to help them in their role
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage (45p/mile) and all other out of pocket expenses incurred as part of the befriending service provided are reimbursed on a monthly basis.

    Experience required:Warm and friendly individuals who demonstrate kindness, patience, and respect to others. They must be reliable, have good communication skills and maintain confidentiality. An ability to carry out the role independently and sustain regular contact with the coordinator, providing regular updates.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe project provides befriending services throughout Fife although they try to match volunteers with befriendees in their local area.

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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  - Young Carers Befriender (CENTRAL FIFE)
  - Young Carers Befriender (EAST FIFE)
  - Young Carers Befriender (WEST FIFE)

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