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Volunteering Opportunity Details

  • Young Carers Befriender (CENTRAL FIFE)
    with Lead Scotland

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90116 - Created/last updated: 14/11/2023


    About this opportunity:

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction training, relevant to the role of a befriender with the young carers' project, will take place before the volunteer is matched with a young carer. Other training, including Boundaries and Child Protection, will be available. This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel and out of pocket expenses reimbursed. Usually paid monthly but other arrangements can be made.

    Experience required:A warm and friendly personality; kindness, patience, good communication skills; good listening skills, reliability; ability to maintain confidentiality; empathy; understanding; respect for others' life choices, values, and beliefs; ability to volunteer independently with regular contact with the Befriending Coordinator. An interest in Youth Work or a background in this would be beneficial.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThere will be a mixture of in person meetings in the local area and online/telephone contact whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place. You can suggest possible outing locations and your knowledge of the local area will help this.

    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:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
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Lead Scotland has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Young Carers Befriender (WEST FIFE)
  - Volunteer Befriender (Adults 1-1)
  - Young Carers Befriender (EAST FIFE)

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Young People

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