supporting, developing and representing community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Volunteering Opportunity: VO79023

  • Befriender (Kirckaldy area)
    with Crossroads Fife.

    Created/last updated: 08/06/2022

    About this opportunity:Crossroads need your help to support vulnerable adults who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness
     •  Just a regular phone call, visit at home or in the community (one to one or in a group setting) will help a person build stronger social connections and also improve their confidence, health and wellbeing - as well as your own!
     •  Befriending with Crossroads Fife is a very rewarding experience and brings about positive change for yourself and others
     •  Your time can make a massive difference in someone's life - they will feel amazing - so will you! You can meet new friends, learn new skills, discover new talents or boost your education and employment prospects
     •  Can you help transform someone's life, simply by giving some of your spare time on a regular basis? If you're interested in the wellbeing of yourself and others and are warm, considerate, honest and reliable, they want to hear from you!
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction Presentation: Organisation, Volunteer Role, Responsibilities, Boundaries, Lone volunteering, Adult Support & Protection; Ongoing training as required; Regular Support: Individual/Group Face to Face meetings, phone/email/text, regular newsletter
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Out of pocket expenses on a monthly basis with expenses claim/receipts. Mileage at 45p per mile; Public Transport ; Refreshments up to £3.00 per session

    Experience required:Good communicator and listener, as well as being accepting, caring, honest, positive, reliable and respectfu

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThey require volunteer befrienders from the Kirkcaldy Area including Dysart, East Wemyss, Kinghorn or anywhere for telephone befriending. Travel may be required on foot, by bus or car for face to face befriending in the person's home or community.

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