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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47652

  • Shopping Escort
    with Fife Shopmobility Ltd - Kirkcaldy.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:The volunteer shopping assistant meets the client at Shopmobility in Kirkcaldy and/or Glenrothes
     •  They are matched with a client
     •  They push the person through the shopping mall in a wheelchair, taking them where they need to shop
     •  Some social interaction is required and accountability for managing the clients money can be required
     • 
    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Any relevant training identified would be arranged. They are supported each time they volunteer by informal chat and can contact the organisation at any time.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 32p per mile - return bus fares from home to our service paid cash on the day of volunteering or at the end of a month.

    Experience required:Care work, socially aware, people person, disability awareness, trustworthy.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; Other; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsAt Kirkcaldy Shopmobility, Thistle Street Car Park, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes Shopmobility, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes. Travel expenses from home to Shopmobility and return are paid to a volunteer. Shopping trips last approx. 1-1/2 hours.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).