Key Facts

  • Running in Clackmannanshire
  • Supporting young people via befriending and social activities to combat social exclusion

The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.

Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.

Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.

CONTACT JOHN BROWN ON 01259 928 088 OR EMAIL
John.Brown@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Thanks to support from The Robertson Trust, The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust, The Gannochy Trust, and The Volant Charitable Trust administered by Foundation Scotland

Volunteering Opportunities run by this project: