Befriending Young People

When We Need You

From 10/11/2017

About Opportunity

Volunteering Matters, the UK's leading volunteering charity are looking to recruit Volunteer Befrienders in Clackmannanshire from January 2018!  Are you looking to make a positive difference to a young person? With social isolation, inequality and child poverty on the rise, the need for young people to have a reliable, trusting and positive role model is higher than ever. If you care passionately about child welfare or are looking to gain relevant experience in health, social care or education- befriend a child today.  Once recruited and trained, volunteers are matched 1:1 with a young person and meet them regularly to participate in activities in the community. A victim of circumstance, your young person may have experienced social isolation, difficulties at home, at school or may have a disability. By giving up just a couple of hours every week or fortnight, you could make a real difference where it is needed most. For further information, or for an informal chat, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

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About Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters are the UK's leading volunteering organisation in policy and practice. We develop and deliver high impact volunteering programmes to people all over the UK who are most in need including;- Older people- Young people- Disabled people- Families By reaching out to these key areas of society, Volunteering Matters inspires people and changes communities.

Skills & Experience

Reliable and trustworthy, People Skills, Communication and Orgainsation skills, Working with young people

Travel Details


Work Type

Befriending / Mentoring

Client Group

Young People, Children

Expenses Detail

All expenses paid including mileage

Accessibility Details

Frequency & Commitment

Minimum committment of 2-3 hours per fortnight for 12 months

Minimium Age

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Reference Code

VMP Ref: 8737

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