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  • Volunteer Companion
    with Care And Share Companionship

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO75117 - Created/last updated: 27/04/2023


    About this opportunity:The aim of Care and Share Companionship is to provide support to people aged 60 and above 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 café 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:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers will be given full induction training covering Care & Share Companionship Policies, Being a Volunteer with Care and Share Companionship, Boundaries, Expense Procedures, Reporting Processes and Adult Protection. Review & Reflections sessions will be carried out with each Volunteer every 3 months and Volunteers can request additional training at these sessions if required. Monthly Newsletters will contain information on Care and Share activity and health & wellbeing. Volunteer Coordinator will be Administrator on Private Facebook page for peer support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage expenses are paid monthly at 45p per mile. Public Transport costs are paid monthly on proof of travel.

    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
    <18 can apply however, they need parental consent to volunteer

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; 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 areas Visits can be in the Friends home or in the community. Own car preferred but can use public transport.

    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:

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