Equal Futures
Equal Futures

Charity registered in Scotland SC033799

We are an organisation set up by a group of parents with a family member who has a learning disability. The objective of Equal Futures is to reduce loneliness and isolation for people with disabilities by building Circles of Friendship.  This model develops real relationships and a close network of people committed to help the person with disabilities lead a life which is more meaningful and richer in experience.


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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and Lothians, occasional travel outwith area
  • Closing 6th May 2019

Are you passionate about inclusive communities?

We are looking for a motivated and inspiring person to join our team. We support people with learning disabilities or autism to build friendships as a springboard to a life lived well. To make this happen we have a network of volunteers who make an extraordinary difference helping to reduce loneliness and improve social connections.

If you have experience in bringing out the best in volunteers we want to hear from you!

The Volunteer Coordinator will liaise with families or other key people in the individual’s life; to identify needs and approaches to social inclusion. Recruit an appropriate volunteer; provide ongoing training and management throughout the match. Support the volunteer and individual to set achievable goals, providing guidance on how these might be reached.

Can you

· Demonstrate commitment to volunteering and understanding of its potential?

· Nurture engagement and enthusiasm in volunteers?

· Communicate empathetically and connect easily to others?

· Relish the challenge of finding creative solutions?

· Show determination to make a lasting difference to people?

Then we definitely want to hear from you!

Shortlist

Find out more about Equal Futures on Good HQ

Volunteering

Befriender - Equal Futures (East Ayrshire)

At Postcode

Befriending / Mentoring

3rd June 2019

Befriending: what it looks like- Meeting with the Focus Person weekly or fortnightly. Going at their pace to form relationship. Sharing common interests and activities. Encouraging the Focus Person to feel more confident in social skills and going out in their community. Fin… Read more

Circle Facilitator (East Ayrshire)

At Postcode

Advice / Information Giving,Befriending / Mentoring

3rd June 2019

What is a Circle Facilitator? This is a volunteer who is trained by Equal Futures to facilitate a social network, called a Circle for someone with learning disabilities or autism. We match a Circle Facilitator to each person, looking for someone who has similar interests and a c… Read more

Befriender

At Postcode

Befriending / Mentoring

9th January 2018

Befriender (with a difference!) Enjoy singing rock classics in the car? Passionate about football? Or do you simply love a coffee and a blether in your favourite café? Whether you are a foodie or a footie fan, a crazy kitchen dancer or an avid film buff we need you! Here at Equ… Read more