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Volunteering Opportunity: VO85800

  • Befriender (North East Fife)
    with Crossroads Fife.

    Created/last updated: 24/03/2021

    About this opportunity:Can you help build stronger social connections with a vulnerable adult who is experiencing social isolation and loneliness like never before? We need your help to enable others to overcome the negative effects of social isolation and loneliness
     •  Just a regular phone call, video chat or visit will improve someone's interaction, confidence, health and wellbeing
     •  Volunteering with Crossroads 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 and so will you! You can meet new friends, learn new skills and discover new talents, as well as boosting your education and employment prospects
     •  Can you help transform someone's life, simply by giving an hour or more of your time a week? If you're interested in the wellbeing of others and are warm, considerate, honest and reliable, we want to hear from you!
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteer induction/training: - Presentation: Organisation, Volunteer Role, Responsibilities, Boundaries, Endings - E-learning: Adult Support & Protection - Online Volunteer Videos: Boundaries, Making a Positive Impact, Building a Relationship, Communication Skills - Reading: Good Practice Guide (What is Befriending? Values and Attitudes in Befriending. Communication Skills. The Matching Process. Building Befriending Relationships. Boundaries and Confidentiality. Support and Development. Roles and Responsibilities. Managing Endings. Befrienders as Community Connectors). - Ongoing training opportunities: identified through Health Promotion Fife, Fife Council Learning Nexus - Volunteer Support & Development: Formal/informal, individually or in group, by phone, video chat, email, text, face to face
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week. Also include mileage rates if applicable. Volunteer out of pocket expenses paid monthly upon receipt of expenses claim. Car Mileage paid at 45p per mile, Public Transport (receipt require

    Experience required:Excellent communicator, good listener, respectful, positive, honest, caring, compassionate and non-judgemental.

    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 DetailsIf home based - no travel required if providing distance befriending by phone/video If community based - local travel by foot, bus or car

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