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Young Carers Digital Befriending

Who: Anyone aged 18+

Where: Digital

When: Flexible

Contacts: Johnny Ling

SVC’s Young Carers Digital Befriending project involves volunteers being matched with a young carer between the age of 7-18 and contacting them a few times a week via phone call or video call. This can involve simply having a chat with them as well as playing games over video call or undertaking other activities such as cooking/baking together, watching films, dancing, playing online games, etc. We encourage volunteers and beneficiaries to be creative with their digital activities. 

This scheme aims to support the young people by providing a befriending service in order to promote well-being and self-esteem, combat feelings of isolation and boredom, provide a friend when getting out to see other friends is difficult, as well as providing valuable periods of respite for parents/guardians. Through engagement, the young people will develop their social skills, gain confidence and achieve personal goals. 

Application process:

  1. Complete SVC's volunteer application form

  2. Complete a short matching form

  3. Informal interview (short listed applicants)

Please note: this is a digital opportunity and volunteers will not be visiting beneficiaries in person due to COVID-19.