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Volunteering Opportunity: VO72205

  • Befriender (Fife)
    with The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship (CSRF).

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship (CSRF) are looking for friendly, sociable and reliable people who are interested in providing social support to older people in their communities
     •  Prospective volunteers must provide two references, as well as undergo befriending training over the phone
     •  Volunteers will then hopefully be matched with someone near them for visits, with visits usually lasting around an hour and will take place in the home of the person being visited
     •  Volunteers cannot take the person they visit out
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    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport reimbursed and car mileage paid at 45p per mile. Volunteers will be provided with expense claims forms and expenses are paid at the end of the week.

    Experience required:Looking for volunteers who are positive, a good listener, punctual and friendly. Able to maintain confidentiality. Commitment to diversity

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place throughout Fife.

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