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Butterfly Trust

Butterfly Trust

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The Butterfly Trust was founded in 2002 to provide support to the
Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. Our aim is that people living
with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need ...

HealthWellbeingChildren & youth
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Mentors to support a young adult affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

Mentors to support a young adult affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

Task · 2–4 hrs
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HealthWellbeingChildren & youth
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Summary

Mentoring is a fantastic and rewarding way to make a difference to the life of someone else, meeting with them regularly (typically for 3 hours every 2 weeks)

Detailed description

 Apart from the personal satisfaction of helping someone, it is also an opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills.  A minimum commitment of 1 year is needed to ensure these goals can be met.


Mentors MUST have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years and have access to a smoke-free car.


Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life limiting condition that currently affects around 1000 people in Scotland. The Butterfly Trust aspires to improving the quality of life for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis by providing support, promoting people's rights and helping them to live independently.


Mentors offer support to adults with Cystic Fibrosis to empower them to achieve a better quality of life. This is facilitated by the mentor and aimed at: increasing the client's independence improving and enhancing social skills broadening their horizons and exploring concerns, to improve self-esteem, enhance their overall coping skills and the person's quality of life in general.


A Mentor will meet with the person regularly (typically for 3 hours every 2 weeks) to build a trusting one-to-one relationship enabling the person to explore their concerns and feelings, discuss their aspirations and grow life skills, to support them in achieving goals or just giving them someone to talk to helping to alleviate the stress in their lives. A session might simply be an opportunity to chat, e.g. over a snack or coffee, or may involve a specific activity such as sport or creative/arts. A Mentor might also be required to help with official systems and forms, easing the process of applying for such things as housing, a college place or even employment.


After expressing an interest you will be asked to complete an application form and to meet with us for a short informal interview. Mentors will then attend an induction event (expenses paid) and the trust will acquire PVG clearance on their behalf, before being paired up with an appropriate client in the Glasgow area, within a reasonable distance from your home.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Butterfly Trust

The Butterfly Trust was founded in 2002 to provide support to the
Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. Our aim is that people living
with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to
ensure they can benefit from optimum home care and enjoy the
best possible quality of life in the community. This means providing
practical help and advocacy to promote their rights by giving
them a voice in areas that include housing, finance, education,
employment and independent living. We also offer emotional
support and counselling to help relieve stress and grants to
alleviate financial hardship. All our Befriending, Mentoring and Support Worker services are delivered by volunteers in the communities.