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Befriending Project

Are you looking to make a positive difference in a young person's life? Volunteering Matters are looking to recruit volunteers in North Lanarkshire.

Befriending Project

About Befriending Project

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Could you spend regular time with a young person (8-18 years old) sharing a hobby or activity on a fortnightly basis?

We are looking to recruit volunteers NOW for 2023/2024.

With social isolation, inequality, and child poverty on the rise, the need for befrienders to support young people is more important than ever. Befrienders can play an essential role in supporting young people to increase their confidence, achieve their goals, and make connections within their community.

If you are passionate about the wellbeing of children and young people- join the North Lanarkshire Befriending Project today! We support children and young people who are isolated and face a range of life challenges and barriers including children who are Young Carers.

Once trained and matched to a young person with similar interests, the befriender and young person meet every fortnight to take part in a fun activity or group.

For example, you could meet for a hot chocolate, nature walks, a gym class, bowling or the cinema. There may be particular activities that the young person would like to take part in but we also encourage volunteer befrienders to introduce ideas for new activities when appropriate.

Befrienders can be the positive role model that some young people are missing in their lives, by passing on their skills and experience, enabling them to try new experiences and simply providing them with a few hours of fun. By committing to just a couple of hours every fortnight, you could make a real difference where it is needed the most.

All we ask in a minimum of 6 month - 12 months commitment.

Expenses paid weekly.

Get involved by contacting Hayleigh.Ogilvie@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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