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Volunteering Opportunity: VO87613

  • Citizen Advocate (16-older adults) Community Project
    with Dunfermline Advocacy.

    Created/last updated: 12/01/2022

    About this opportunity:There are, unfortunately, many vulnerable adults across West Fife
     •  Our volunteers are matched with partners to provide support & friendship to those who need a voice
     •  If you have time to -Listen to someone in need -Help them understand their choices -Enjoy social time together then your commitment would go a very long way in helping someone vulnerable
     •  We match volunteers with partners based on interests, personality, location etc
     •  Whether it's a blether over coffee, a game of pool, or a walk in the park, our volunteers and their partners choose the activities they do together (of course, following current Covid-19 guidelines)
     •  We are here to provide both initial training and ongoing support
     •  Citizen Advocacy is both challenging and rewarding
     •  Volunteers come from all walks of life but have one thing in common - the desire to help give someone a voice
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction will consist of 1:1 training with staff member & group training with other volunteers - training currently all provided online. Ongoing training on offer on a regular basis as relevant. Support always available as needed from a named staff member with regular review meetings for support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:We look for ordinary responsible people, with a positive attitude towards vulnerable people. They need to be able to put across the wishes of their Advocacy Partner, be patient, a good listener and willing to make an open ended friendship.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis is a flexible opportunity with no set days, times or schedules. Volunteers and their partners can determine their needs and where to meet, which varies by partnership. Due to Covid-19, many of our partnerships keep in touch through calling, texting or video calls, as well as in person when possible.

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