The role is to provide a social connection for elderly people in North East Fife who face struggles with feelings of loneliness and isolation and help to build confidence. Volunteers and members are matched based on their hobbies, interests and preferences. Volunteers will visit the member in their home at a time suitable for both, the visit is for company only and the volunteer is not home help or a qualified care assistant. The volunteer and member might decide to go out for lunch or a coffee or provide support in the client's home. Loneliness is hugely detrimental to an individual's mental and physical health and by providing a social contact each week you can contribute towards preventing this.
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Yes - Mileage paid at 40p per mile or public transport cost paid
No previous experience required and full training will be provided.
Desired skills and qualities of volunteers include:
-Being a caring listener for people
-Reliability to commit to agreed times
-Motivation to make a positive impact on elderly lives in Cupar
-Drive to help build confidence in clients and promote the lounge
-Understanding the importance of confidentiality
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