(EAC) Be Faithful - Elderly Befriending

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From 06/04/2015

About Opportunity

A volunteer will be a befriender to an older person within the community in East Ayrshire, building up a relationship over time to make a positive difference to an older person’s life. Volunteers will provide support and encouragement to an older person to participate in local activities. In general, a good foundation to befriending is: Build a good relationship; establish and maintain appropriate boundaries within the befriending relationship; support befriender to become involved in community and leisure activities; to be accepting, understanding and non-judgemental; to help the befriendee feel secure and relaxed; to acknowledge positive skills and qualities that the befriendee may have; to attend meetings and training sessions as required.
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About (EAC) East Ayrshire Council Vibrant Communities

To provide sporting, leisure and recreational activities for the community of East Ayrshire. To offer a befriending service for young people in East Ayrshire

Skills & Experience

None - training will be provided

Travel Details

Within local community area


Work Type

Befriending / Mentoring

Client Group


Expenses Detail

Accessibility Details

No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet

Frequency & Commitment

Flexible - to be arranged between befriender and befriendee

Minimium Age

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Reference Code

1019 - VO60414

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