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Volunteering Opportunity: VO65977

  • Support Group Volunteer
    with Fertility Network Scotland (Fife).

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support for anyone affected by fertility issues
     •  We also work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and to campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland
     •  Volunteers will coordinate and run a support group in their local area for people experiencing fertility problems with trying to become parents
     •  As a Support Group volunteer you will take care of all aspects of the group including:- Act as a main contact for the group
     •  Organise and maintain an email circulation list of attendees
     •  Arrange speakers for group meetings
     •  Organise room bookings
     •  Organise social activities
     •  Support and advise other group volunteers
     •  Promote group in the local area
     •  Adhere to Fertility Network Scotland social policies and procedures
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers will have an informal chat, home-based training and ongoing support from the Volunteer Coordinator.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses not paid.

    Experience required:Good communication and leadership skills. Reliability and trustworthiness. Ability to work as part of a team. Motivated with good admin and IT skills to help the group operate at its best. Public speaking skills and willing to attend events. Knowledge of fertility issues essential.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    This opportunity involves peer support and therefore is restricted to those with experience of fertility issues.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place across Fife and volunteers can help out in their own area.

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