Care and Share Companionship, with the support of volunteers, reaches out to adults of 60 years & over who find themselves, for a wide variety of reasons, living in loneliness or isolation. In providing 1-1 support, guided by the needs and aspirations of their clients, they hope to help them find their way back out into their local community, confident that they can be supported in accessing appointments etc, and that there is someone to care and be a listener and friend.
C&SC are a young charity and in the early stages of developing their service to its fullest potential, and this is where they would like to entice a wide diversity of people to be part of their Board of Trustees. They are keen to welcome enthusiasm and the ability to commit some of your time, and if you have some experience of being part of a committee of Board that would be most useful.
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Mileage rate is 45p/mile. Should a trustee need travelling expenses paid directly and for travel to a meeting, the organisation would endeavour to meet this requirement.
Being a Trustee involves having good communication skills to collaborate and consult with other trustees and staff, as well as to deliver information about the charity to interested parties. A willingness to attend training and information events to develop understanding of a trustee's role and benefit the work of the charity. Having some knowledge/experience of any of the following areas - IT, finance, fundraising, marketing, organisational, committee or Trustee Board - would be useful.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References; Trial Period
No, not for this opportunity.
Care and Share Companionship delivers their befriending service in the Kirkcaldy area. The Board meets at Linton Lane community centre, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5AH.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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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