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Befriender - Safe and Sound Project, Dundee

We are looking for several befrienders to support the delivery of Shelter Scotland’s Safe and Sound youth homelessness project. As a befriender, you would support young people, aged between 8 and 24, on a 1 to 1 basis to prevent isolation.

The Safe and Sound project works to reduce the risk of homelessness for young people in Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perth. It facilitates family mediation and the safe return home for those who have run away or helps them to find and keep suitable housing of their own.

By being a befriender you will help support a young person who is experiencing a relationship breakdown at home to increase their self-esteem, confidence, and community integration. You may support a young person who has their own tenancy to integrate within their community.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience supporting vulnerable young people. Volunteers will become part of a friendly and supportive team, and will be provided with comprehensive training and development opportunities.

Given the nature of the role, we would suggest that volunteers are able to volunteer 3-4 hours a week during working hours for at least 9 months.

Please read the role description for more information or contact Anthea at VolunteerScotland@shelter.org.uk.

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