Could you spend time with a child, sharing a hobby or activity on a regular basis?
Aberlour Sustain (Perth and Kinross) help families on the ‘edge of care’ to stay together, by giving them the help and support they need to prevent a child from being taken into care. The families we work with need help for a range of reasons and our workers spend time with children, young people, parents and carers in order to understand what the family needs to thrive. We understand that family life can be difficult for all sorts of reasons. Our approach is always sympathetic and non-judgemental.
We are recruiting volunteer Befrienders to build relationships with children and young people. If you have a genuine interest in in the wellbeing of children and young people and live in the Perth and Kinross area we would love to hear from you.
Volunteers can make a make a difference to a child, young person or family’s life by:
Volunteers would benefit from having:
Desirable qualities of a Befriender also include:
Befrienders will typically spend a few hours a fortnight with the Befriendee. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required for this role. Volunteers should also be committed and available to attend training to meet the needs of the role, as identified by the service.
By volunteering with Aberlour, you can gain:
Aberlour aims to ensure volunteer is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Volunteers will receive:
Due to Health and Safety requirements you must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role.
For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application. This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.
Shonagh Ferguson (Volunteer Coordinator – North)
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