Interests

  • Young people

Activities

  • Support and Befriending

Supporting young people from age of 8 - 17 who may be vulnerable, isolated or generally struggling to cope with day to day pressures.

You have the opportunity to help them make changes in their lives through providing a listening ear and being a positive role model.

Each match is for 12 sessions and will be fitted around you and the young persons lives.

What skills do I need?

A good listener

Able to follow through on commitments

Able to act appropriately with confidential information Interest in the well being of young people Interest in finding out together how to solve issues

An understanding or sympathetic outlook for young people.

Interests

  • Young people

Activities

  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    For volunteers travel and young persons costs
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
    Supervision from designated project lead
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Issue based training available and one to one ongoing
  • Volunteer induction
    training covering Safeguarding, confidentiality, equality and role play
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 31/07/2020

End Date: 31/07/2021

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Befriending is centered on volunteers availability and then when the young person can meet. This will be reviewed following training

Location

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