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  • Befriender
    with Seescape

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94726 - Created/last updated: 18/01/2024


    About this opportunity:Volunteer Befrienders are urgently required for the leading visual impairment charity in Fife. Seescape (Fife Society for the Blind) supports people living with visual impairments in Fife to enable them to live as independent a life as possible. This includes social support and connecting with their community. We are looking for volunteers who are people orientated, get a great deal of satisfaction with engaging with others and can provide a friendly listening ear as a Volunteer Befriender. The role is incredibly rewarding and makes a huge difference to a person living with visual impairment. All you need is an hour or so every week or so to call your match, who will be carefully chosen for you, to build a befriending relationship. The role involves telephone calls, visiting the befriendee and travel within Fife, to share a cuppa and a blether or take part in an activity, agreed in advance with Seescape. Full training and support is provided.

    Takes place:Please contact us to find out when this opportunity takes place.
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Full training and support is provided, Sighted Assistance training is also provided if required.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - All reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed on a monthly basis.

    Experience required:Seescape are looking for volunteers who are people orientated, get a great deal of satisfaction with engaging with others and can provide a friendly listening ear as a Volunteer Befriender.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsSome travel within Fife will be required.

    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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