When We Need You
From 14/12/2009 onwards
Befrienders are matched with the people we support on a one-to-one basis. We aim to provide the experience of a relationship with someone who is out with the support circle. The idea is that you share the same interests and enjoy common activities together. Many of the people we support have never experienced this type of relationship and we have found those who do benefit greatly. The tasks the volunteer is required to carry out can range from having a coffee an a chat to outings in the local community.
Cornerstone is one of Scotland's largest charities and a leading provider of services for people with disabilities and other support needs. Every day across Scotland, Cornerstone is providing care and support in your community to enable children, young people and adults with disabilities and other support needs to enjoy a valued life. With a team of experienced and motivated staff we provide a wide range of services to over 1200 people each year and are committed to improving the lives of the people we support.
Skills & Experience
Experience is not necessary however an interest in learning difficulties would be advantageous. This role requires patience, understanding and good communication skills.
Throughout East Dunbartonshire
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Intro to Cornerstone and learning disabilities.
Befriending / Mentoring
"Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses are available in most cases."
Frequency & Commitment
2 hours per day, 6 months min Volunteer are asked to give a regular amount of time, maybe one half day or evening a fortnight. How oftent they meet when and for what varies depending on both parties.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
5 Dalrymple Court
Contact: East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action
Tel: 0141 578 6680