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Volunteering Opportunity: VO61430

  • Befriender
    with Abbeyfield Society Dunfermline.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Someone to befriend our elderly residents, visit them, assist with any hospital visits if required, organise coffee events, outings, parties
     •  One to one chats with those that require company
     • 
    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:70
    Training provided:Introduction to our houses, meet tenants, fire evacuation training, first aid training, rules/ethos of the society. Other training as required.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Normal public transport rate as required.

    Experience required:Friendly, outgoing, well organised, enjoys the company of the elderly.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTakes place at Alistair House, 16 Park Avenue, Dunfermline; or Seath House, 5 Transy Place, Dunfermline.

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