supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Volunteering Opportunity Details

  • Befriender
    with Richmond Fellowship Scotland West Fife

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47299 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020



    Print
    Opportunity


    About this opportunity:What we do varies. It may focus on supporting an individual to access local amenities, pursuing a hobby ect. The most important element of each service is the people who receive our support. Regardless of their needs, we strive to keep them at the centre of all our plans and activities. We work to release potential and to help people learn new skills. We overcome barriers, seek out resources and create pride in achievements. We help people to contribute to community life as active citizens and to build social networks. Our aim is to work in partnership with each person, their family, friends, professionals and community groups to develop communities which are inclusive and responsive. We respect social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity and offer services for both young and old, whatever thier support needs. We are proud that out work has a positive effect on the lives of the people we support.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Dependant on individual's requirements, signalong training ect. Each volunteer will have a nominated supervisor.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We would prefer people to use public transport but if they have to use their own vehicle due to there not being public transport etc mileage will be reimburst at 40p per mile. Public transport paid whilst with individual, reiburse as required

    Experience required:It is essential that you have the ability to relate to others, have good communitcation skills and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the people we support. You should have a positive attitude to life and a flexible, person centred approach.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    none

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsWest Fife - local areas include Dunfermline, and surrounding areas - eg Rosyth, Cairneyhill, Cowdenbeath.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for 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:
    Are you looking to improve your employability prospects by volunteering?    

      You can print these opportunity details.

    Go to main volunteering opportunities page

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

Other Opportunities

Here are some shortcuts to other, similar opportunities:

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Carers


Go to main volunteering opportunities page

What is volunteering?

Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more - our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.

Register your opportunity
If you are an Organisation that would like your opportunity to be registered. You can do this by requesting a registration form here.

Help and Support

Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.

Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.

Volunteering Bulletin

If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.