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Volunteering Opportunity: VO64057

  • Social Befriender Volunteer
    with Barchester Health Care - Canmore Lodge.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:We would like to enlist the support of a volunteer befriender for the ladies and gentlemen of Canmore Lodge care home
     •  The home offers care and support to frail older people, people with physical disabilities and older people living with dementia who are supported in a dedicated 'Memory Lane' community
     •  The befriending visits would involve working with our existing activities staff in house and spending quality time with our residents for social stimulation
     •  This could be time spent reading a local newspaper to a small group, flower arranging or helping to support with musical entertainers when they visit the home
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:The befriender/volunteer will be shadowing our own activities staff in the home for the initial 6 week trial period. Induction training would include fire training and adult protection training.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We pay public transport rates on production of receipts (bus tickets,etc) and mileage at a rate of 40p per mile.

    Experience required:Genuine interest in our client group. Friendly, chatty/sociable person.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTakes place at Canmore Lodge Care Home, 161 Robertson Road, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 0BL.

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