This befriending opportunity allows the befriender to make a positive difference for a young person, while also growing their own experience and enhancing their skills. Our befrienders offer one to one support to a young person ages 8 to 19, who has Cystic Fibrosis. Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at hone and sometimes experience limitations that can affect their confidence and ability to cope with the challenges of everyday living. They may also be socially isolated because of their condition. A befriender will meet with the young person every 1 to 2 weeks to build a trusting relationship. This will allow the young person space and as suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, develop life skills and grow in the areas where they may be struggling.
Induction is one day covering the condition, the befriending process and procedures, interpersonal skills, Trust procedures. One team day per year for ongoing training. Support from the befriending co-ordinator member of the Trust staff
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - public transport or mileage at a rate pf 30p per mile and cost of materials for activities
good listening skills, patience and an adaptable attitude
the young person will live within a reasonable travelling distance of the befriender, who will take them in their car to an activity or environment away from home to give the young person space to talk
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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