Could you make a difference to a child/young person’s life?
As a volunteer befriender you will support a child/young person with diverse needs, helping them to engage in activities and building their confidence in the evenings, weekends and / or school holiday periods.
At Aberlour Futures- Stranraer we help children and young people (aged 11-18) who need extra help with education. We support children who can display challenging behaviour, as a result of the complicated emotions they experience.
Our young people may have experienced trauma in their lives and feel that no-one understands them. Some have a chaotic home life, and are risk of being taken into care, far away from their own community. Others are already living in care, and experiencing the complicated feelings that come with it. All of these factors can cause a lot of stress and worry. In turn, this can make school a difficult environment to be in and accessing community activities and making friends hard.
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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.
Telephone number: 07717535833
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