Volunteering as a befriender

We are recruiting people who are passionate about reducing homelessness, and are eager to help break down the barriers for those affected by it. A roof doesn’t make the issues which cause homelessness miraculously disappear – we need your help to support people to deal with the bigger picture and make a new life for themselves after homelessness.

Volunteers will meet up with a service user referred to the service, on a weekly basis for 1-2 hours, to offer a friendly face and lend an ear. Meetings will take place in the community on a one-to-one basis. Full training will be given, and ongoing support from the coordinator is available for the duration of the volunteering role. A PVG Scheme Record check will be required.

No qualifications are required for this role.

All expenses will be reimbursed so there is no cost incurred by volunteers – only their time.

We welcome applications from people from all walks of life, and enjoy working with a diverse group of volunteers. If you want to really make a difference to someone’s life, whilst gaining confidence and new skills for yourself at the same time, then this is the role for you .

Contact: ross@moveon.org.uk or ring our Edinburgh office 0131 558 3740

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