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Volunteering Opportunity: VO72829

  • Community Research Volunteer
    with Fife Tenant Forum.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Community Research volunteers will work as part of a group scrutinising Fife Council Housing services and make suggestions on how the services can be improved
     •  Fife Tenant Forum is looking for council tenants to volunteer to look closely at Fife Council's Housing services and identify where they could be improved and provide suggestions
     •  Small groups will be formed according to topic (e
     • g
     •  allocations, repairs, empty houses, rent, etc
     • ) and volunteers can choose which group they would like to join
     •  At the end, a report will be prepared by the group, assisted by FFOTRA's administrative team
     •  The report will be discussed within the Forum and the Housing management team, then finalised by the Scrutiny Panel, going to various places within the Council for an action plan to be agreed
     •  A target time to review and assess the outcome will be set
     •  The report, its findings and action plan will form part of the Council's submission to the Scottish Housing Regulator in the Council's Annual Return on the Charter
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Induction, training and ongoing support provided by both Fife Council and FFOTRA as well as support from the consultant.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Out of pocket expenses are claimed through Fife Council and are not paid on the day of volunteering but sent later. If this is a concern, FFOTRA may be able to assist with reimbursement on the day.

    Experience required:Team working; keen to get involved; willingness to make suggestions and share ideas.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Must be a Fife Council tenant.

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsMeetings are currently held within Federation's offices based in Kirkcaldy & Glenrothes but alternative accommodations in Dunfermline and elsewhere may be sought depending on the Scrutiny group request.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.