what will i be doing?
Loneliness can have a significant impact on a child’s life. As a volunteer befriender you would be matched with a child, who you would spend regular time with on a 1:1 basis, building a trusting relationship and having fun. You would take part in activities that a child enjoys such as playing football/going to the park or introduce them to new activities or hobbies that they may not have the opportunity to take part in normally. Befriender’s can be male or female, from various backgrounds and anyone aged 18 and over – there is no upper age limit to become a befriender!
the impact you can make
For a child having a befriender can be life changing. A befriender can provide emotional support to a child and act as a positive role model. Through taking part in new activities, children can learn new skills which will help improve their confidence and self-esteem.
the benefits to you
As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with children and increase your knowledge about the issues affecting children. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a child’s life.
“Being a befriender for Aberlour gave me an excellent opportunity to go out and meet new people. I wanted to do something productive with my time and away from the stress of my day job and volunteering with Aberlour was just the ticket”.
Volunteers will spend time with a child on a weekly basis, days and times can be flexible.
If you are interested in this role, please enquire or apply now.