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  • Volunteer Companion
    with Care And Share Companionship

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO75117 - Created/last updated: 14/07/2021



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    About this opportunity:Care and Share Companionship supports older people living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and well-being.
    Pre Covid-19 we offered support by our volunteers on a face to face basis. Taking people out shopping, to appointments, hairdressers, places of interest such as library, local exhibitions, for a refreshment or simply have a cup of tea and chat at home. They can accompany their 'friend' to groups of interest to help build their confidence or return to a hobby they previously enjoyed.
    At present following Government guidance, we offer weekly telephone and/or shopping delivery support.
    Training and guidelines are provided.
    At present following Government guidance, we offer telephone, shopping and face to face weekly visits

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Group induction session around communication skills, data protection, health and safety and lone working. Ongoing training will take place quarterly and topics will be discussed with volunteers and trustees.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile. Public transport on receipt of bus ticket.

    Experience required:We are looking for volunteers who have a friendly, warm personality, with good communication and listening skills. Have an understanding and the ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?Yes: Volunteers may be matched with an existing volunteer for a short period to gain insight to the role.

    Travel DetailsKirkcaldy and surrounding area.

    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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Care And Share Companionship has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Trustee Board Member
  - Minute Secretary
  - Chairperson

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Elderly


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