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Volunteering Opportunity: VO90326

  • Day Service Volunteer
    with Later Life Choices Glenrothes.

    Created/last updated: 21/02/2024

    About this opportunity:Day Service Volunteers attend day sessions from 10
     • 30am to 2
     • 15pm, Mondays to Thursdays
     •  Reporting to the Session Coordinator and supporting within a team of staff and volunteers they assist in providing activities and entertainment, and with serving teas and coffees to clients on their arrival
     •  They also help to ensure a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and to promote and maintain client independence and confidence
     •  All volunteers are PVG Scheme checked and induction and training is provided
     •  A full role description and application pack is available on request
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The Day Service Coordinator provides a comprehensive induction including moving & handling and dementia awareness, and ongoing holds regular one to one support and development meetings with each volunteer. Role specific training is provided within the session by the Session Coordinators. From time to time external trainers visit to provide groups of staff/volunteers with additional training courses such as Emergency First Aid and Fire Safety Awareness.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile within the Glenrothes boundary for those driving in, and bus fares are capped at £5 per session on receipt of tickets.

    Experience required:Experience of working with/caring for older people, including people with dementia is desirable, however training is provided. A caring, professional approach to others is essential, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and work as part of a team. Reliability and a commitment to volunteering is also desirable.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsDay Sessions are held at Napier House, 300 Napier Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1BF. They are within walking distance from the town centre and bus station and are on a bus route. There is street parking available

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