Make a difference to the life of a young carer and help provide access to a range of fun, engaging or self-development activities.
Lead Scotland's befriending service offers young carers (age 12 - 18 years) living in Fife some "me" time away from their caring role by enabling thwm to have access to the same opportunities as their peers.
Being a befriender means making a real difference to someone's life. Activities could be going for a short walk together, gong for tea/coffee in the town, finding a hobby, accompanying them to college or assisting them to link into their local community. Befrienders carry out a purely social role and do not undertake any personal care or domestic duties.
During the current Covid-19 situation, remote support will be the only option but you can still make a difference by offering your time to have a telephone or video call with a young carer.
Induction training, relevant to the role of a befriender with the young carer's project will take place before the volunteer is matched with a young carer. Other training, including Boundaries training and Adult Achievement Awards, will be available from Lead Scotland. Volunteers will also have access to free training opportunities with Youth First. This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12 - 25.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - will be paid monthly
A warm and friendly personality; good communication skills; reliability; ability to maintain confidentiality; empathy; understanding; respect for other's life choices, values and beliefs; ability to work independently with regular contact with the Volunteer Manager
This project is Fife wide. Volunteers and young carer meetings may take place in the young carer's home, or out in the community. Volunteers will be matched with a young carer within travelling distance. Travel expenses will be paid.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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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