Befriender Location: National
About Autism Initiatives Provide meaningful support and services to people with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, including developing social skills/opportunities, and supporting access to education and employment.
About Opportunity

Our service users may find social situations complicated and have little confidence in communicating socially, so they are often isolated. Befrienders provide a safe, structured way of developing social/communication skills, and also allow the service users to broaden their social experiences in their local community.

Skills and Experience

No experience. Non-judgemental attitude

Travel Details

Could be anywhere in the Lothians, but will be local to volunteer. Public transport and mileage expenses are reimbursed.

Minimum Age 18
Maximum Age Not Supplied
Wheelchair Access No
Disabled Toilets No
Selection Procedures

No selection methods have been provided

Morning Afternoon Evening

Available During School Holidays No
Available During Termtime No
Frequency & Commitment

3 hours per Month. Minimum Commitment: 6 Month

Training Details

2 x 2 hour sessions for induction on autism and project rules/boundaries etc. Further training dependant on individual. Group support bi-monthly, individual supervision monthly.

Other Information
Saltire Compatible Yes
Reference Code239
Work Type Befriending/Mentoring
Client Group Health/Hospitals/Hospices
Childcare No
Expenses Paid Yes
Expenses Details

40p per mile for own car or public transport costs. Paid in cash immediately after trip or when volunteer next visits office.

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