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Volunteering Opportunity: VO100185

  • Healthy and Happy Lives Volunteer - Dunfermline
    with Royal Voluntary Service.

    Created/last updated: 01/05/2024

    About this opportunity: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 person
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The volunteer will be working 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 DetailsDunfermline Day Centre The Jean Mackie Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 0BH Mondays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. - 14.15 p.m.

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