Lead Scotland volunteers support disabled persons and carers to learn.
Most learners receive one to one support, to learn and develop all kinds of skills. Learners may want to brush up on their reading, writing and numbers skills e.g. learning how to write a shopping list or work on a household budget. Other learners may want to learn how to use a computer e.g. send emails, do online shopping or access Facebook.
They have a person-centred approach, which means they listen to what the learner wants to learn, and can offer tailored learning packages to support them to achieve their goals. The learning can be formal or informal - learners can be supported to achieve a qualification or just simply learn skills to make a difference to everyday life.
Volunteers who would like to support literacies learners will also have the opportunity to do the accredited Supporting Adult Literacies Learning (SALL) training course- a great way to improve your knowledge that will look great on your CV too!
Volunteers will recieve induction training before being matched with a learner.
Other optional training may include:
- Assistive technologies (as appropriate to the role);
- Disability equality;
- ICT handbook;
- Personal safety;
- Supporting adult learners;
- Thinking digitally;
- Virtual volunteering;
- Adult achievement awards;
- Supporting Adult Literacies Learning (SALL);
- SQA Award in Volunteering Skills;
- Saltire Award
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - 40p per mile or public transport.
A willingness to share skills and support someone to learn in a flexible way that suits the learner. Some of the learners will have a learning difficulty and/or experience ill health, and this can result in low confidence and personal doubts about their a
Restrictions on who can volunteer
PVG required - some volunteers may be placed in vulnerable persons' homes.
There are a variety of opportunities throughout Fife and the volunteer role can take place in a learning centre or in the learner's own home, if appropriate.
It would be beneficial for volunteers to have a driving licence and the use of a car, as some o
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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