The service: what we offer
In the process of being developed- Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project Befriending
KASP Befriending Project is a service for adults in Fife who feel lonely and/or socially isolated due to suffering the negative effects of childhood sexual trauma.
Volunteer Befrienders are there to support people in Fife to improve their confidence, wellbeing and to connect with their local community. KASP does this by recruiting, training and matching Befrienders to people within the area of Fife.
Befrienders provide a vital contact for a person, a link to the local community and can be a pathway to other local services and support. Befrienders come from all walks of life and are 16 years +.
Regardless your background or circumstances you can befriend if you:
- Can show empathy
- Can be non-judgemental
- Are respectful of others
- Can listen
- Can give some of your time to spend with another
- Have 2 references and can pass the criminal record checks
As a potential volunteer befriender you would:
- Be offered an informal interview with the Befriending Coordinator.
- Have 2 references
- Undergo an enhanced disclosure (PVG)
- Take part in training.
- Be matched with a suitable person who would like to meet you once weekly or more.
- Be able to suggest and support a person to go into the local community or to join a local group
- Receive ongoing support and supervision.
- Be reimbursed for any out of expenses.
As the service is still developing we don’t have much feedback from befrienders yet, but watch this space for future comments from our volunteer befrienders.
Although we are still development the service, we welcome any expression of interest from people interested in befriending at KASP. We will take your details and keep you up to date to what the next steps would be.
Need more information?
If you feel that volunteering as a befriender with KASP is for you please contact KASP for information. You can ask for Paul, our befrieding coordinator.