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  • Social Cafe Volunteer
    with Linkliving (Employability Services)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO61839 - Created/last updated: 15/07/2021



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    About this opportunity:Just two hours out of your week could make an older persons day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at one of the (socially distanced) social cafes. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea (or coffee). We also offer quizzes and a range of other activities.

    You will get to know the service users and build a positive relationship with them. You will do this by:

    - meeting and greeting the members as they arrive,
    - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end,
    - building a positive relationship with members by chatting to them and getting to know them,
    - helping members to take part in the activities where necessary, such as giving out pens and paper for the quizzes.
    - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role
    - encouraging members to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID restrictions
    - raising any concerns with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:We provide a volunteer handbook and training in various topics relevant to the role e.g. first aid, confidentiality, safeguarding
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile

    Experience required:You will be friendly and approachable, dependable and trustworthy. An ability to maintain confidentiality is essential while understanding the need to share information/concerns with paid (Assistant) Project Workers as required

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTorryburn Community Centre, off Main Street, Torryburn KY12 8SR (near the school)

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
    Are you looking to improve your employability prospects by volunteering?    

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Linkliving (Employability Services) has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Befriender (Older Person's Service)
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  - Activities Group Coordinator

Type of volunteering: Care / Support worker
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