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Volunteering Opportunity: VO48475

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

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Loneliness and social isolation is one of the major problems facing many older people in our communities - would you like to help improve that situation in your area? 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, friendly social contact - carrying out safe, warm and well checks, - practical help such as port office/prescription collections, assisted shopping, care of pets and/or occasional help in home, help in accessing transport, helping the older person access other services if required
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:induction before they are asked to carry out any tasks. policies and procedures and give out contact details for support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile or public transport (receipt required). They are also covered for other out of pocket expenses such as car parking and any snacks while waiting at hospitals etc.

    Experience required:Volunteers must be caring, sympathetic, patient, honest and reliable individuals 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 not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).