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Volunteering Opportunity: VO77901

  • Volunteer Day Care Assistant
    with Fife Day Care Services Limited.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Fife Day Care Services are giving you the chance to be part of a team who help to make a positive difference in the lives of socially isolated older people, delivering day support groups at their Active Aging day centre in Lumphinaans
     •  Responsibilities include service meals and refreshments, and helping service users to participate in group activities
     •  Any travel expenses would be reimbursed, and all drinks, snacks and lunch provided, so no out-of-pocket expenses will be incurred
     •  You can choose to help out one day a week, or more if you wish
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:none specified - most organisations will work with volunteers aged 16 and over
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:There will be full induction with: a policies and procedures pack; a senior staff member nominated as a mentor; and regular support and supervision sessions. Furthermore, for any training that the Fife Day Care Services staff team undergo, the volunteers will be offered the chance to also train (for example, first aid and moving & handling).
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - And travel expenses will be reimbursed, and food & drink will be provided.

    Experience required:The ability to show empathy and provide a flexible approach to working with people from different age groups and backgrounds Respect for all areas of confidentiality A compassionate, patient and approachable manner Good verbal communication skills Self-motivated and enthusiastic attitude

    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 DetailsDay Centre 64 Cedar Avenue Lumphinaans KY4 9FE Volunteers are required to make their own way to and from the centre; travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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