Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) – Cameron Project – Request for Volunteers
The Cameron Project was set up to help those in the community suffering from social isolation and loneliness. It was named after local postman William Cameron, who left the majority of his wealth to the residents of a local old people’s home in Forres, where he spent his final years.
The Project offers a befriending service alongside a wide range of events and activities. The project is open to people of all ages in the Forres area.
We recruit volunteers, whom we match up with those who are referred to our service. A ‘Befriender’ is a special person – they are kind, caring and like to spend time with others. Befrienders are active listeners who can provide conversation and companionship. This might be through sitting and chatting, accompanying someone to an activity or helping with shopping.
You might be an active older person yourself and enjoy connecting with and supporting others. Or you might be a younger person wanting to develop a career and gain valuable experience for the employment sector. Befriending can be for as few or as many hours as you wish to give.
Befriending people is such a rewarding role – you can never underestimate the joy and insight that it can bring. It will increase your confidence and develop your skills and experience.
The Cameron Project also runs a diverse selection of activities to encourage social interaction and give attendees a great feeling of accomplishment. From book-binding to weaving, card-making to dancing or gentle seated exercise, they are open to everyone. Check out the FACT newsletter for current events that are happening.
If you would like more information about the Cameron Project, either to use the service or to volunteer, contact Frances on 01309 674388 or firstname.lastname@example.org