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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!
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided: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).

    Experience required:Life experience, good listener/communicator, positive, accepting, genuine and empathic.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsVolunteers needed in Central Fife, Levenmouth and North East Fife. Own car preferable but not necessary

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