When We Need You
From 26/10/2009 onwards
Young Volunteers are trained as befrienders, before attending a local sheltered housing complex in groups of around 5. These groups will engage in a range of activities with the residents such as reminiscing, arts & crafts, games and are encouraged to come up with new forms of engagement. It is hoped that in addition to the positive impact the project will have on residents, the befriending will allow volunteers to build confidence and gain valuable social skills under the support and supervision of the project worker.
About Volunteer Centre Midlothian
The Volunteer Centre provides information, advice, training and support on all aspects of volunteering in Midlothian. We are part of a national network of Volunteer Centre which support and encourage volunteering accross Scotland.
Skills & Experience
No skills required as training will be provided. The project is aimed at young people who would like support and supervision while volunteering, who are non judgemental, enjoy socialising and get on well with people.
Midlothian Sheltered Housing Complexes, groups will be arranged according to location.
Application Form, Informal Chat
Training and Induction Details
An induction will be completed by the volunteer prior to starting. The induction will be activity based and fun and will focus on what befriending is, boundaries in befriending, confidentiality and befriending in a sheltered housing.
Befriending / Mentoring
Transport to and from sheltered housing will be provided
Frequency & Commitment
2 hours per week for 6 months
Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
The Computer House
Dalkeith Country Park
Contact: Keith Barbour
Tel: 0131 660 1216