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Volunteering Opportunity: VO75117

  • Volunteer Companion
    with Care And Share Companionship.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2022

    About this opportunity:Care and Share Companionship supports older people living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area
     •  Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and well-being
     •  Pre Covid-19 we offered support by our volunteers on a face to face basis
     •  Taking people out shopping, to appointments, hairdressers, places of interest such as library, local exhibitions, for a refreshment or simply have a cup of tea and chat at home
     •  They can accompany their 'friend' to groups of interest to help build their confidence or return to a hobby they previously enjoyed
     •  We offer face to face telephone and/or shopping support Training and guidelines are provided
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Group induction session around communication skills, data protection, health and safety and lone working. Ongoing training will take place quarterly and topics will be discussed with volunteers and trustees.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile. Public transport on receipt of bus ticket.

    Experience required:We are looking for volunteers who have good conversational and listening skills

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?Yes: Volunteers may be matched with an existing volunteer for a short period to gain insight to the role.

    Travel DetailsKirkcaldy and surrounding area.

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