When We Need You
From 02/02/2009 onwards
Volunteers are needed to befriend people who live in East Dunbartonshire and are socially isolated. For people who cannot go out a befriender is a contact with the outside world: someone who has time to sit and listen. For others a befriender enables them to get out of the house and either go for an outing or take part in an activity. Having a befriender can help someone gain confidence and enjoy new experiences. They can feel more independent and can make decisions about how they spend their time. Befrienders also gain personally from forming a trusting 2-way relationship.
About East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action
Volunteer Centre East Dunbartonshire is the central point for volunteering in East Dunbartonshire. We encourage people from all parts of the community to volunteer and help them into suitable volunteering opportunities. We promote and develop volunteering at all levels and can provide information on all volunteering issues. We can provide training and support for both volunteers and volunteer involving organisations and groups.
Skills & Experience
Befrienders need to be good listeners, open minded, reliable and patient.
Befriending happens in the home of the person receiving the service as well as out and about in the local community, if appropriate.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Other, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Training courses are arranged throughout the year.
Befriending / Mentoring
Public transport fare and mileage rate of 40p per mile. Befrienders are also reimbursed for the cost of social activities
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Volunteers are asked to give at least a six month commitment and befriending visits are usually 2hours per week.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
5 Dalrymple Court
Contact: East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action
Tel: 0141 578 6680
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