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  • Chairperson
    with Care and Share Companionship

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO83520 - Created/last updated: 07/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
    This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
    We are looking for a Chairperson to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
    For further information please visit our website : or our Facebook page.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteer will receive a Trustee Handbook, introduced to members of the board and ongoing training opportunities will be advised from FVA and other third sector support organisations ie Befriending Networks.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - we pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week. Also include mileage rates if applicable. Volunteer board members can claim mileage expenses on a monthly basis however consideration will be given if a member would like to be reimburse

    Experience required:We are looking for people with previous experience and knowledge in the role of Chairperson. However, we would consider any application we receive as training can be accessed in all areas of being a Trustee. Good communication, personal and organisational skills will complement and strength our existing members to carry the Charity forward.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTrustee Board meetings are held at Linton Lane Community Centre Kirkcaldy approx. every 6 weeks from 6.30 – 8.30pm

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for 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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Care and Share Companionship has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Volunteer Companion
  - Trustee Board member
  - Treasurer

Type of volunteering: Committee Work
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