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  • Community Befriender - Kingdom Companions
    with Fife Voluntary Action

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO55446 - Created/last updated: 12/02/2024



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    About this opportunity:Kingdom Companions is a befriending service for vulnerable, perhaps lonely or socially isolated adults who need support to achieve a goal for themselves. This might be getting back into the community, travelling independently, or becoming involved in volunteering themselves.

    Volunteers are asked to provide friendly, relaxed, practical, and encouraging support to the adult on a one-to-one, regular basis for up to 16 weeks. It could be within the adult's own home or in the community.

    There are roles all over Fife for community befrienders who have a couple of hours a week/fortnight to help someone with this. Could this be you? Befriending can be a terrific way to build confidence and skills for jobs such as social care or customer service, as well as helping you to get out, feel good about helping others and even go to new places.

    Your travel and other out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. FVA aim to match you with someone who lives in your local area.

    You will get detailed training, as well as ongoing support. Get in touch now!

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers are required to complete the mandatory training programme covering communication, boundaries, safeguarding and the befriending role. Further training can be offered specific to the volunteer's needs. As the position involves working with vulnerable adults, volunteers will be subject to a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport costs covered or mileage at 45p per mile, plus other out of pocket expenses by agreement (e.g. hot drinks)

    Experience required:You should be friendly, relaxed and encouraging. Be yourself! Also, you should be able to build good relationships; spend time sharing activities; be accepting, understanding and not judge; be able to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries (training given).

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThere are opportunities all over Fife and FVA aim to match you with someone who lives in your local area or in an area that you are able to travel to.

    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:

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