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  • Telephone Befriender
    with LinkLiving RealLiving - Older People

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO85242 - Created/last updated: 28/06/2021



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    About this opportunity:LinkLiving's award-winning Fife Older Persons' service recruits, supports and trains people as volunteer befrienders. By enabling over 65's to be connected, rather than cut-off, the volunteer befrienders can improve quality of life for those who feel isolated, lonely and anxious during these difficult times.

    Due to current COVID restrictions, this befriending role will be carried out over the telephone to start with in line with government guidance. Once restrictions start to lift it may be possible to carry out face-to-face befriending.

    Main tasks

    - To call their befriendee at least once per week for a mutually agreed length of time
    - Maintain confidentiality regarding client information.
    - Participate in mandatory induction training and any other relevant training
    - Attend planned regular reviews with LinkLiving staff.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction training volunteer induction training available
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport or 45p per mile if driving. Telephone cost can be covered with discussion

    Experience required:Excellent communication skills, Friendly and approachable, Dependable and trustworthy, Sensitivity and ability to treat others with respect

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    PVG check required

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsFife wide

    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:
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