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  • Volunteer Buddy
    with Fife Gingerbread

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO95483 - Created/last updated: 21/02/2024


    About this opportunity:Would you like to make a difference to families and lone parents throughout Fife?

    FG are looking for compassionate, kind, nurturing people who can spare a couple of hours per week to support families by becoming a volunteer buddy.

    Buddies help to increase confidence and empower families by offering support and practical help. They give families a friendly non-judgmental person in their life who cares and understands that sometimes the juggle of family life can be tough. From offering a listening ear or going for a walk to helping them connect to their local community or filling out forms. The simplest of acts can have the biggest impact and through this our volunteers help families to build confidence and move forward in their lives.

    Volunteering is fundamental to Fife Gingerbread and is valued in all of our projects. Volunteers can choose to support more than family or volunteer in other areas of the organisation.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers will be expected to attend an initial information session, group induction and training sessions for 4 days in total over a 4-week period. Training sessions will cover who FG are and what they do, organisational vision and values, communication skills, data protection, child protection, boundaries and lone working. Ongoing support and supervision from a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator will be provided.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage is paid 45p per mile and public transport expenses reimbursed.

    Experience required:FG are looking for friendly, approachable people who are good at listening and have a non-judgmental attitude. An understanding of some of the challenges that families and lone parents face is beneficial but full training will be provided.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsVarious Opportunities throughout Fife

    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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