Added by: Positive Help
Added 2016-06-10 13:26:07
Job Title: Volunteers for the Children and Young Peoples Befriending Service
Want to make a world of a difference in a child or young person's life?
Positive Help is currently recruiting volunteer Befrienders! This role involves being matched with a child or young person who is affected by HIV or Hepatitis C, whom you will meet with fortnightly for fun outings. All expenses are covered by us, and though activities should be focused on the young person's needs, there is lots of room for creativity. You may be trying new foods or new sports with your client, exploring the sights that the city has to offer, going ice-skating or taking trips to the beach... the possibilities are endless! Our young people gain so much from the opportunities to try out new things, to broaden their experience, and to work on their confidence and self-esteem.
-By volunteering in this role you will be helping a child or young person develop and have better chances in life.
-The role is flexible and can be shaped around you depending on your skills and availability.
-You will get regular support and comprehensive training, including First Aid.
-Current volunteers love the social aspect of the role and the opportunity to meet new people.
-Volunteers do not need any previous knowledge of HIV or Hepatitis C, nor do they need specific experience working with children, as full training is provided.
-Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months following completion of training. This time frame has been set in order to allow for Befrienders to fully establish a consistent and trusting relationship with a vulnerable young person.
At the moment we are looking in particular for MEN as well as SPANISH SPEAKERS, as there is a demand for them amongst our clients.
We are always accepting applications and recruit regularly, so feel free to apply even past this training date!
Please contact us if you would like any more information, or to get an application pack.
Phone: 0131 225 4766
Online Application Form: http://www.positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk/volunteer/volunteer-application-form/