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Volunteering Opportunity: VO89673
Befriender (Older Person's Service) with LinkLiving - (Older Peoples Service).
Created/last updated: 04/11/2022
About this opportunity:
To provide support to isolated people aged 65 and older by visiting them (weekly or fortnightly) to help reduce their social isolation •
Meet with members (weekly, two-weekly) for a mutually agreed length of time
Being mindful of capabilities and limitations of the member, encourage them to take part in activities
Maintain confidentiality regarding client information
Take part in mandatory induction training and any other relevant training
Attend planned regular reviews with LinkLiving staff
Submit relevant expenses and receipts on a monthly basis
Attend mandatory induction training and any other training relevant to the post
Attend regular volunteer support sessions
Operate within LinkLiving policies and procedures and any other relevant guidelines and Legislation •
Please note, our volunteer befrienders do not provide personal care needs •
You'll be provided with full induction training plus any other training which may be relevant e.g. first aid, manual handling health & safety, dementia awareness as well as many other options.
There are extensive training opportunities and regular meetings with other befrienders and Link Living volunteers. Twice yearly outings for everyone involved in the project is also on offer, as well as support and supervision from the Project Workers.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Public transport and mileage to and from volunteer's house to member's house or social cafe venue will be reimbursed.
Excellent communication skills
Friendly and approachable
Dependable and trustworthy
Sensitivity and ability to treat others with respect
Well-presented and welcoming
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Induction/Training; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period
No, not for this opportunity.
This opportunity is for befriending within the West Fife area
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.