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  • Session Supporter (Dunfermline)
    with Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland (SCIO)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90282 - Created/last updated: 02/08/2022


    About this opportunity:Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland are looking for someone passionate about sport who enjoys talking with older adults and will bring their enthusiasm into the club session. The ability to listen and encourage club members to get involved in the discussion is important as is being able to allow time for those who find it difficult to communicate to be able to take part. There is also some physical activity included as part of club sessions - indoor bowls (Boccia) or less strenuous exercises for those with mobility problems.

    The Session Supporter works alongside the Session Facilitator to enable the smooth running of the club session and will help to set up the venue for the club as well as welcoming members as they arrive. The clubs support older people who may have a physical disability and/or memory problems. Some of the members are isolated; they just enjoy popping in for a chat and being able to reminisce about their favorite sports. You will be part of a team of volunteers providing this service for a couple of hours on a weekly basis.

    Most importantly, the volunteers love a bit of banter and club sessions are about everyone having fun!

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Informal online chat with applicants. Online training session re planning and running a club session (3hours). Online Policies and Procedures training session (1hour). Ongoing support from the Volunteer Coordinator and Area Coordinator. Further training available - Dementia Awareness.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses are paid monthly and the mileage rate is 45p per mile.

    Experience required:Volunteers should have an ability to communicate well with others and be able to support club members who have memory or physical health problems. The most important skill is to be able to listen and to encourage participants to engage and get involved in the discussion. The Session Supporter helps the Session Facilitator to set up and run the club and is part of a team of 3-4 volunteers who collaborate to provide our members with a positive and enriching experience.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity takes place at the Abbeyview Bowling Club, Abbey View, Dunfermline, KY11 4HA on Tuesdays from 10.30-12pm.

    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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