Fife People's Panel needs to know what you feel about life in Fife and whether the services provided are good or bad. By taking 15 minutes, 4 or 5 times a year, to complete questionnaires, you can help to influence the way services are provided. The information from surveys is used in a variety of ways: - Highlighting areas for improvement. - Measuring public awareness of services. - Measuring the success of publicity campaigns. - Tracking the progress of improvement programmes. - Making sure public information is easy to understand.
Panel Members can choose how to get involved - nothing is compulsory! - Quarterly surveys - either online or paper. - Specialist surveys - usually online. - Testing literature - reading leaflets to confirm that they are easy to read. - Invitations to events - discussion groups etc.
If you live in Fife and are aged 16 or over, Fife People's Panel would welcome your input to the research they undertake throughout the year.
no upper age limit has been specified
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - When Panel members are invited to attend events, the host organisation will deal direct regarding travel expenses. Generally speaking, this would be public transport or mileage rates.
Membership of Fife People's Panel is open to anyone over 16 who lives in Fife.
The only skill required might be literacy, but we have members who are helped by family or friends to complete questionnaires.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Questions in the Panel questionnaires are not always relevant or appropriate for young people under working age.
No, not for this opportunity.
You could do this from home or wherever you have internet access as all People's Panel questionnaires are available online. Simply click on a link in an e-mail and you are ready to go! The major surveys (usually 3 a year) are also available on paper with a reply-paid envelope included in the survey pack you receive. If you choose to attend events, your travel expenses will usually be covered by the organisation you are engaging with.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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