Step-by-Step is a project that supports bereaved people by giving them a chance to socialise and meet with others who have had similar experiences. Participants of the group will make collective decisions on the kind of activities or meaningful hobbies they want to undertake, so each fortnightly meeting could be totally different. Volunteers and members could be attending a talk about local history; the next meeting they could be helping on an outing or a creative activity.
There will be 4 groups meeting weekly across Fife, and Cruse is looking for different volunteers to be a part of each one. Each meeting will be no longer than an hour and a half, and you only need to volunteer for one, so it doesn't require a huge commitment. Just an hour and a half of your time could help to make a massive difference in the lives of members who are experiencing grief.
no upper age limit has been specified
Volunteers will be introduced to Cruse and our policies and procedures, which are contained in our handbook and associated documents. Volunteers will be given further details about the Step by Step groups, and the specific group's activities. Volunteers will be shown the meeting space and meet with fellow volunteers. All of this will be conducted by the coordinator. If any training is identified as being necessary, the coordinator will work to organise this whenever possible.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Monthly payments - we will reimburse public transport rates, 30p per mile on fuel.
Special skills to help out Step by Step are not needed, but it would be beneficial for volunteers to have:
Excellent listening and communication skills.
An enthusiastic approach.
A willingness to try new things. Empathy and understanding.
A desire to contribute ideas, suggestions and thoughts to the discussion.
Don't worry if you're not sure about working with a group - the coordinator or more experienced volunteers wll be there to support you and supply training where necessary.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Informal Chat; References
No, not for this opportunity.
Our four groups will be situated in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Methil and Glenrothes. While specific dates, locations and times are to be confirmed, the groups will meet fortnightly. Any travel costs incurred by volunteers will be fully reimbursed by CBCS.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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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