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  • Volunteer Companion
    with Care And Share Companionship

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO75117 - Created/last updated: 14/05/2024



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    About this opportunity:The aim of Care and Share Companionship is to provide support to people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation or loneliness in the Kirkcaldy area. We offer volunteer companionship to help improve health, well-being and confidence.

    Volunteer companions provide face to face, telephone or shopping support giving their time from 30 minutes to two or three hours. Going for short walks together, attending groups of interest, going to local cafes for tea/coffee or just chatting with a friend will build a rapport and establish mutual respect and understanding giving both the Friend and Volunteer a positive experience.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction and ongoing relevant supportive training to the role
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage expenses are paid monthly By car or public transport within the Kirkcaldy area including Kinghorn Burntisland and Dysart

    Experience required:No formal experience necessary, being able to listen and have a good conversation is all that is needed

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?Yes: nduction and ongoing relevant supportive training to the role

    Travel DetailsBy car or public transport within the Kirkcaldy area including Kinghorn Burntisland and Dysart

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

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