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!
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)
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).
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
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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.
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