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Become a Befriender and making a real difference in a young persons life.

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What do Befrienders do?

  • They provide opportunities to share enjoyable activities e.g. swimming, football, cinema, coffee and a chat, walking, crafts etc.
  • Befrienders make a commitment to meet a young person once a week/fortnight.
  • They offer a couple of hours regularly in which to establish a beneficial relationship to a young person.

Winners of the Dragon Boat Race, Loch Ken 2016

 

Befrienders

Some befriending experiences

What do Befrienders Get in Return?

  • The challenge of getting to know the young person.
  • The reward of developing a relationship with them.
  • The opportunity to meet and share experiences with other volunteers.
  • All travel and out-of-pocket expenses.

One of our befrienders sums up the befriending experience wonderfully – 

As someone who has completed a few hours a week for a few years I can tell you volunteering will also make a real difference to your life.

Being a Befriender has enriched my world and certainly given me hours and hours of pleasant experiences; enabling me to interact with young people in a positive way for them and myself.

You also have fun. A win-win situation.”

 

How to Become a Befriender

To become a befriender you must be:

  • Able to attend a structured group training programme (6 sessions x 2 hours).
  • Available for a minimum of six months once the match has been set up.
  • Willing to spare a few hours per week/fortnight.
  • Able to supply two references.
  • Willing to give permission for a PVG check.
  • Able to attend basic first aid training.
Long Service Awards

D&G Befriending Project – Long Service Awards 2017

 

If you are you interested in becoming a Befriender or assisting the project in other ways, please contact us.

 

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