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  • Mentor for a young adult with Cystic fibrosis (Fife)
    with Butterfly Trust (The) (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90094 - Created/last updated: 27/04/2023


    About this opportunity:Mentors offer crucial support to young adults (18 plus) with Cystic Fibrosis, in improving socialisation, broadening horizons and exploring concerns to improve self-esteem, enhance coping skills and the persons quality of life.

    Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at home 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 mentor will meet with a young adult every 2-3 weeks to build a trusting one-to-one relationship allowing the person to explore their feelings, aspirations and grow life skills, to support them in achieving goals or just giving them someone to talk to. Volunteers should also be a driver with access to a car to allow for outings with the young adult.

    This opportunity also gives the mentor the chance to expand their own experience and enhance their life skills.

    A commitment of at least a year is sought to allow the young adult time and space to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, develop life skills and grow in the areas where they may be struggling.

    The mentor will be matched with a young adult in their local area. The volunteer may sometimes take the young adult in the volunteers car to an activity or environment away from home.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:19
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction is one day covering the condition, the mentoring process and procedures, interpersonal skills, Trust procedures. One team day per year for ongoing training. Support from mentoring co-ordinator member of Trust's staff.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - All out of pocket and travelling expenses reimbursed

    Experience required:Good listening skills, patience, reliability and an adaptable attitude.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Must have held a full driving license for 2 years and access to smoke-free car

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsUse of car to collect a client who lives within a reasonable distance of the volunteers home

    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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Butterfly Trust (The) has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Befriender for young person with Cystic Fibrosis
  - Volunteer Family Support Worker (Fife)

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
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