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Volunteering

Getting involved and helping out.

We are an established charity with support groups in Fife, Glasgow and Perth.

These groups are confidential, supportive, informal, friendly, caring and always respect privacy.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders.

This is therefore a valuable opportunity to make a significant difference to people's lives by helping sufferers and their carers to discuss their feelings and concerns, to provide information and support and to look towards a more positive future.

Our facilitators will have to be good listeners, able of offer support and encouragement in a non-judgemental manner and have a good knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with mental health issues, particularly eating disorders. Anyone who has personal experience of an eating disorder will have to be out of treatment for at least 2 years.

We will provide proper training, support and supervision for all of our volunteer roles.

If you would like to volunteer to help with fundraising, to help organise events, to facilitate one of our support groups, or sit on our Board of Trustees, please complete our form.


Who are we looking for?

The Linda Tremble Foundation is looking for a Development Manager to help the Board of Trustees to develop and expand the charity.  The charity supports sufferers with eating disorders, their carers and families in Fife, Perth and Glasgow and aims to expand into other areas.

The charity recruits, trains and supports volunteers who facilitate support groups for sufferers and carers and is introducing a befriending service.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, well organised person with a passion for helping others. 

An excellent understanding of eating disorders and related mental health conditions is important, as is the ability to attract, train, manage and motivate volunteers.

For this post it is essential to have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

For more details: development manager 

Our charity requires enthusiastic Befrienders to help support people suffering from eating disorders and/or their carers to beat their illness.

This is an interesting and rewarding role. Full training is provided.

Your ‘role’ as a Befriender will be to support and/or up skill the “Befriendee” over a 6-month period, by having a regular weekly phone call.

Before you make your first call you will receive online training giving you all the skills to become a befriender.

This will include: how you make your first call, key listening and coaching skills, alongside setting boundaries and staying safe.

If supporting a carer, the training will also cover Janet Treasure’s Collaborative Care Skills; an evidence based method for supporting someone with an eating disorder

 

This role would suit a person who would like to help and support others on their journey to recovery.

All volunteers will be required to complete our Volunteer Recruitment Process. 

This includes completing an application form, attending an informal interview and supplying the names of two referees. 

Successful applicants will receive induction training outlining the criteria for the role.  

All volunteers will receive ongoing help and support.


Our charity requires enthusiastic group facilitators to help to support people suffering from eating disorders and their carers and families to beat their illness.

This is an interesting and rewarding role. Full training is provided.

In Fife and Perth, we run two groups, one for sufferers over 18, and the other for families and carers.

No prior experience of eating disorders or being a facilitator is necessary as a comprehensive training package is provided, and you will be supported in this volunteering role by experienced people who are knowledgeable about eating disorders.

The volunteers need to be good listeners and able to offer support and encouragement in a non-judgemental manner.  A good knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with mental health issues, particularly eating disorders would be advantageous.  If the volunteer has previously had an eating disorder, they must have been fully recovered for at least two years before they take on this role

This role would suit a caring and empathetic person who can help those attending to feel less isolated, more understood, cared for, listened to and supported.


Volunteer
Application Form

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Can we contact you about our work and our fundraising activities?

Referees:

Name, address, telephone & email address of your referee

Name, address, telephone & email address of your referee