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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47333

  • Elderly Companion
    with Royal Voluntary Service (Fife): East Fife Good Neighbours and Community Transport.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:We're looking for volunteers to visit older people in their homes to provide friendly social contact and help them to maintain their independence
     •  Tasks may include providing regular contact and chatting, carrying out 'safe, warm and well' checks, practical help such as post office/prescription collections, assisted shopping, care of pets, occasional help within the home like organisation of post, help accessing transport and other services
     •  You can give as much or as little time as you like
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers will receive induction before the first tasks, this goes through policies and procedures and gives contact details for support. Volunteers can 'buddy' an experienced volunteer for a while if required.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers are paid 45p per mile or public transport costs, plus any other reasonable out of pocket expenses.

    Experience required:Volunteers must be caring, sympathetic, patient, honest and reliable with good communication and listening skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsEast Fife.

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