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  • Volunteer Befriender
    with ENeRGI (East Neuk Recovery Group Initiative)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO62744 - Created/last updated: 20/05/2021



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    About this opportunity:ENeRGI are looking for keen, enthusiastic individuals interested in supporting those people who are at risk from social isolation and loneliness. Befriending can make a real difference to someone's life and can also be an incredible opportunity to enhance your own life, build new skills and meet new people. ENeRGI values the input of people with lived experience of mental health issues, bereavement, carers and any other factors relating isolation and loneliness. If you want to befriend and support people within your community, have a few hours per week or month to spare, full training, support and expenses will be given. ENeRGI will apply to the PVG scheme on behalf of the volunteer

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:99
    Training provided:ENeRGI have a full induction process, Inhouse training and can source other training should it be required.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses are paid at a rate of 45p per mile and are normally paid monthly. However, arrangement can be made to pay expenses on a weekly basis.

    Experience required:No experience needed, just caring, patient, empathetic and understanding personality

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTakes place in the East Neuk of Fife, St Andrews and Levenmouth.

    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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