Befriending Training [October]

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Volunteer Development Training provided by Kamil Tomzik (VANL)

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The aim of this session is to equip staff/volunteers within the voluntary and community sector with the knowledge and skills to take part in the Befriending Project and become a successful Befriender. During this session trainer will explain the following:

• What befriending IS / What befriending IS NOT

• Benefits of befriending with real life examples

• Boundaries within befriending relationships

• Safety solutions in Befriending

• Boundaries – Dos and Don’ts and grey areas

• Befriending in 2021 slide with updates on new trends in Befriending

• NL Befriending Network and links to other organisations

• What do you need at this stage to equip you to become a good (or better) Volunteer Befriender

It is also hoped this session will enhance general awareness and encourage participants to volunteer.

The session will ensure that participants will:

• Learn about becoming a Befriender

• Understand Befriender’s role

• Learn about boundaries

• Gain knowledge about Befriending during and after Covid-19 pandemic

• Gain confidence in keeping their boundaries

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If you have any additional support needs it is your responsibility to advise us on booking. In the event that you need to cancel your booking (or are sending someone else in your place) please amend or cancel via Eventbrite as soon as possible. Please make sure your details on Eventbrite are correct. The joining information will be sent to the email address provide on booking. In the event of a session being cancelled we will advise you at least 3 days before the date unless it is an emergency situation where we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Organiser Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire

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Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) is the development agency for community and voluntary sector organisations in North Lanarkshire.

Operating from Airdrie, VANL is Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Scottish Charity no. SC041224 ;and is a membership organisation open to CVS organisations across the local authority area.

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