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Volunteering Opportunity: VO96055

  • 1-2-1 Volunteer Befriender
    with Castle Furniture.

    Created/last updated: 14/03/2024

    About this opportunity:The role is to provide a social connection for elderly people in North East Fife who face struggles with feelings of loneliness and isolation and help to build confidence
     •  Volunteers and members are matched based on their hobbies, interests and preferences
     •  Volunteers will visit the member in their home at a time suitable for both, the visit is for company only and the volunteer is not home help or a qualified care assistant
     •  The volunteer and member might decide to go out for lunch or a coffee or provide support in the client's home
     •  Loneliness is hugely detrimental to an individual's mental and physical health and by providing a social contact each week you can contribute towards preventing this
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Yes - Mileage paid at 40p per mile or public transport cost paid

    Experience required:No previous experience required and full training will be provided. Desired skills and qualities of volunteers include: -Being a caring listener for people -Reliability to commit to agreed times -Motivation to make a positive impact on elderly lives in Cupar -Drive to help build confidence in clients and promote the lounge -Understanding the importance of confidentiality

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; PVG membership required

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsMost often the clients own home or at an agreed upon place in the community such as a café or social club.

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