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  • Companion-Supporter
    with Fife Centre for Equalities

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO96519 - Created/last updated: 09/05/2023


    About this opportunity:This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers from all walks of life to come together and meet with some of the older members of our community. Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) want to find volunteers to befriend members of our Minority Ethnic 60+ project. This project will help older people from minority ethnic communities to build meaningful connections, reduce social isolation and improve mental and emotional health, by holding monthly get togethers where project members and volunteers meet, chat, eat and participate in various artistic workshops. So, if you're interested in hearing more about other cultures, if you're an ethnic minority yourself or you can speak additional languages or are interested in working with interpreters and translators to build relationships, FCE would love to have you join them on this amazing volunteering project.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:A full training session will be provided, a mix of formal or informal chats. Your role as a volunteer and necessary document will be explained, with a handbook will be provided. Regular contact will be made by the volunteer co-ordinator, informing volunteers of upcoming events, with check-ins and feedback sessions either in person, on the phone or online.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel reimbursed at 45p per mile and on production of bus/ train tickets, these can also be reimbursed.

    Experience required:Able to communicate in a language in addition to English or be interested in working with interpreters and translators to build relationships. Good communication and listening skills. Adaptable, reliable, positive, person-centred. Patient, tactful, understanding, caring and respectful. Discrete and able to maintain confidentiality.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel Details

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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