Volunteer with someone aged over 60 who is affected by isolation or loneliness and lives in EH10 & EH13 in Edinburgh. Provide 1-2-1 befriending on a weekly basis and help person to connect to their community
To provide companionship for people living with dementia to reduce their loneliness and isolation; to engage them in meaningful activities, keep connected with their local community.
The Befriending Consortium provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 5-16 though supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience for children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives due to parental drug and alcohol use.
We are looking for a volunteer to help our older people who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one to one basis.
If you enjoy meeting and chatting with people this is the job for you. Volunteers visit older people at home to provide information and companionship.
As a befriender you will support a service user to participate in social activities in the community.
As a befriender you will work one-to-one with vulnerable young people aged 16-25 years. The young people will often be ‘’hard to reach’’ by supporting services, and will be those most at risk of homelessness.
To support the member of staff and service users to promote the smooth running of the activity
Good listener seeking a befriending role? Look no further and join us in this engaging one to one befriending role with the over 60s.
Befrienders support carers to become more engaged with the community, or have a break from caring. Some carers like to get out and about, while others may want to meet for a coffee & chat.
Your volunteering will involve meeting with the person on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) and taking part in various activities in the community: going for walks, cinema, coffee, galleries, or just having a chat and cuppa with the person.
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Befrienders spend 1-2 hours per week with a child/young person aged 10-14. The sessions take place during school, but can progress into the community once established. Full training and ongoing support provided. We provide safe, supportive non-judgemental environments where children and young people can talk.
Are you a people person who is passionate about building community to combat isolation and loneliness? Why not volunteer with our Befriending projects and see what a difference you can make...
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Mentoring and befriending a young person who has a disability to enable them to achieve the goals they have identified which will help them become more independent and involved in activites in their local community .
Your match will be unique, but may involve developing a trusting relationship; sensitive encouragement towards goals such as stepping outside comfort zones; having fun!; support to try new activities; rediscovering old interests. Matches might go for coffee, walks, galleries, join a class or groups; etc.
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