Could you make a positive difference to the life of a young person in Fife? 

Volunteer Befrienders for Young Carers in Fife Required 

Make a difference to the life of a young carer (12 – 18 years).

Lead Scotland’s befriending service offers young carers living in Fife some “me” time away from their caring role, enabling them to have access to more opportunities within their community. A befriender can have a positive impact on someone’s life. Activities can include going for a short walk together, meeting for a coffee, finding a hobby, accompanying them to college or assisting them to make connections with their local community.

Befrienders carry out a purely social role and do not undertake any personal care or domestic duties. An amazing volunteer will have a warm and friendly personality; kindness, patience, good communication and listening skills; reliability; ability to maintain confidentiality and show empathy. An interest in Youth Work would be beneficial. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. 

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This project is funded by Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and is working in partnership with Fife Young Carers (SCO47519). Lead Scotland: Linking Education and Disability, Scottish Charity No. 003949. Company guarantee, registered in Scotland, 110186. Lead Scot-land Head Office, 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH5 2FF. 

We'd like to hear from you

This journey is only beginning and we would like you to be part of it. 

To build  the best community, we need to share our experiences. Everybody should have a say and everyone will be listened to.

Whether you have a story you feel would help someone else in the care-experience community, if you have a view on how Caring in Fife could improve, or if you'd like to be directly involved we want to hear from you.

This community will be better by including you.

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