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.
No experience. Non-judgemental attitude
Could be anywhere in the Lothians, but will be local to volunteer. Public transport and mileage expenses are reimbursed.
|Maximum Age||Not Supplied|
|Available During School Holidays||No|
|Available During Termtime||No|
3 hours per Month. Minimum Commitment: 6 Month
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.
40p per mile for own car or public transport costs. Paid in cash immediately after trip or when volunteer next visits office.