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  • Healthy and Happy Lives Volunteer - Cellardyke
    with Royal Voluntary Service (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO99916 - Created/last updated: 27/03/2024



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    About this opportunity:Royal Voluntary Service are looking for volunteers to support their Healthy and Happy Lives Groups, which are lunch and activity groups that run every Thursday in Cellardyke Church Hall. This role is about supporting and empowering older people to be independent and stay connected to their communities.

    Volunteers transform the lives of people in their community, by helping them live as independently as they can, building community relationships and re-establishing their confidence and well-being. This could include helping to provide lunch and healthy snacks and social activities such as exercises to provide strength and mobility or taking part in crafts and hobbies with the older people.

    If you'd like to have a positive effect on people in your community, this is the role for you

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The volunteer will be involved with a team of volunteers and staff who will support the volunteer. Royal Voluntary Service has a training website available for all volunteers. There are also workbooks available to anyone without access to a computer.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers can claim expenses incurred travelling to and from their duties. Drivers are re-imbursed at 45p per mile, and they pay public transportation rates. Volunteers can claim weekly or monthly.

    Experience required:The volunteer will need to have a friendly personality and good communication skills, with a non-judgmental attitude towards an individual's circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality. They will receive relevant training for the role and will be welcomed and supported by a friendly, local team.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsCellardyke Church Hall, Toll Road, Cellardyke, KY10 3BL

    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:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
    Are you looking to improve your employability prospects by volunteering?    

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