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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Volunteer Befriender

To help support adults living in the Scottish Borders who have a recognised neurological condition.

• Offer telephone support to people with a neurological condition, who are experiencing
isolation and loneliness.
• Meet service users at DCF groups and activities, to offer a familiar face and support as
they come into an unknown environment.
• Taking the time to listen, and provide support, guidance, and encouragement.
• This role will be carried out predominantly virtually over the phone (i.e. carrying out
weekly phone calls), or meeting service users in the office, or at a local group.

Time commitment - minimum of 2 hours per week.

Experience required

• Reliable and dependable
• Sociable and approachable
• Compassionate and empathetic toward the
needs of the Service Users
• Able to work as part of a small team
• Flexible

Travel details

Dynamic Community Fusion's office, Roxburgh House, Roxburgh Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders


• All volunteers will be expected to complete a Scottish Disclosure Check/PVG