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  • Friendship Caller
    with Age Scotland (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO100075 - Created/last updated: 16/04/2024


    About this opportunity:Loneliness is a public health crisis- as dangerous to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and doubling the chances of developing Dementia in later life.

    Over 200,000 older people in Scotland say they feel lonely all or most of the time- Age Scotland's Friendship Service aim to combat this!

    Community Connectors links older people to clubs and groups in their local community- befriending, interest groups, health and wellbeing, further learning opportunities the possibilities are endless!

    Community Connecting volunteers are paired with an older people for a period of up to three months, offering information, support and encouragement over the telephone.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Friendship Caller training takes place via teams and covers all the information you'll need to make sure you're confident during calls. We also arrange a 45 minute systems Induction to ensure you're confident on our platforms.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Our volunteer expense policy covers costs pertinent to the volunteer's role.

    Experience required:If you love have a chat over the phone, we'd love to hear from you!

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsFriendship Caller can get involved remotely or in person at our head offices in Edinburgh.

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
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