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Volunteering Opportunity: VO79023
Volunteer Befriender with Crossroads Fife.
Created/last updated: 16/10/2020
About this opportunity:
Crossroads Befriending Service is aimed at vulnerable adults living in Central, Levenmouth and North East Fife areas who are feeling socially isolated and lonely •
As a Volunteering Befriender, you can be a vital contact and important link to other valuable sources of information and support • You can offer a regular opportunity for social interaction - over the phone, in the person’s home or to their local community (café, recreational activity or other important appointment) • You can provide a confidential, supportive and trusting relationship to help improve a person’s self-esteem, confidence, health and well-being and, most importantly, help reduce the detrimental effects of social isolation and loneliness •
Can you help transform someones life, simply by giving a few hours a week? If you’re a warm, considerate, honest and reliable individual, who’s interested in the well-being of others, we want to hear from you!
Volunteer 3-day induction including the following information:
Organisation, Policy & Procedures (incl Confidentiality, Adult Protection, Health & Safety, Lone Volunteering etc)
Volunteer Role, Responsibilities & Boundaries
Regular formal and informal support & supervision:
Individually by phone, email, text, face to face
Group meetings face to face, online (zoom or teams etc)
Ongoing CPD training opportunities
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Volunteer out of pocket expenses paid monthly upon receipt of expenses claim. Car Mileage paid at 45p per mile, Public Transport (receipt required), Refreshments up to £3.00 per session (receipt required).
Life experience, good listener/communicator, positive, accepting, genuine and empathic.