Befriender at Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service

1:1 befriending matched with a Young Carer aged between 5-18 years old in Aberdeenshire. Social outings are either weekly or fortnightly

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Hours per week 3 hours
Location Befriending occurs across the whole of Aberdeenshire. Volunteers will collect the Young Carer from their home and return them to their home after their outing. Access to a car is therefore desirable.
Description

Remember all the great things you did as a child? The beach....flying kites....the park....swimming?
Young Carers don't....they don't get the chance to because of their caring responsibilities. But with YOU, they can. YOU can help give a Young Carer back some of their lost childhood by giving them the opportunity to try new activities and learn new skills. A few hours a week/fortnight is all it takes to bring a smile to their faces and give them the self- confidence and self-esteem they sadly lack. As a 1:1 Befriender you have the opportunity to build a relationship with a Young Carer that will improve their life and increase your own personal development. It will be fun too.
We will train you and support you and we will reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses and mileage. So, over the course of a year you will try new things, learn new things and make a huge difference not only to a Young Carers life, but to your own too.

THEY CARE
WE CAIR
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This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Problem solving/Creativity

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Induction training
Young Carers Awareness training
Child Protection Training
Substance Misuse Awareness Training

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: 18+, reliable, honest, committed, non-judgemental, patient, flexible, confidential, good communication skills,

Desirable: own transport

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!