Volunteers

Quotes from Volunteers
“I feel the scheme is rewarding for both myself and my client.”“I believe the value of befriending is confirmed in a scheme such as this which clearly benefits people who are socially isolated, who spend many long hours alone in their homes.”

We are extremely grateful to all of our volunteers who give their time so selflessly and make such a positive impact on their client’s lives.

Our volunteer ages range from late teens to over 90! They are male and female, come from various backgrounds. Some live in Monifieth, some don’t. (It is a requirement for our clients to be resident in Monifieth, but not our volunteers.)

All of our volunteers are reference checked, are members of the PVG scheme and understand the importance of confidentiality. They are interviewed and trained by our Co-ordinators, and are issued with photographic ID cards. They are then matched with a compatible client, visiting the client in their own home but also – where the client is mobile – taking them out shopping, for a coffee etc.

Ongoing support and supervision is given throughout the befriending relationship. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend our monthly volunteer meetings where they meet up with the Co-ordinators and other volunteers for coffee and a chat. From time to time, these sessions are used for additional training, or for visits from speakers from other organisations within the care community.

Volunteers are reimbursed for any out of pocket expenses incurred.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender with Monifieth Befriending Scheme, please complete and return the attached application form below or for more information, please contact Lindsey or Pauline. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Our monthly book group is now up and running for volunteers. Please contact Pauline for more details.

VOLUNTEERS – Our next volunteer meeting will be on Friday 20th October at 10.30am.

Information for Volunteers
Volunteer application form