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  • Volunteer Buddy
    with Fife Gingerbread

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO69307 - Created/last updated: 09/07/2020



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    About this opportunity:Update *During Covid-19 Pandemic all support will be provided virtually and/or telephone*
    The Buddy volunteer provides support for a parent, usually spending a couple of hours, once a week with them. The Buddy will support the parent to help them in the way they need most. This may be with practical and emotional support to allow them to escape from the house for a coffee or a walk, support to attend groups or exercise classes, getting to appointments or helping get organised. Just as important is a non-judgemental listening ear. By sharing your time and friendship in this way, our volunteers offer the parent the opportunity to build their confidence, develop new skills and enjoy family life. This early intervention model reduces social isolation, having a positive impact on the family as a whole.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers will undergo initial training covering relevant topics and there will be ongoing support and supervision and there will be access to further free training opportunities.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage is paid 45p per mile and public transport expenses reimbursed.

    Experience required:Good life experience is beneficial. Non-judgemental attitude is imperative. Good listening skills and a calm manner is required. Friendly and approachable.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsParticularly looking for volunteers in the following areas:- Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. However, there may be opportunities available throughout Fife. You do not need to be able to travel by car as long as you are comfortable using public transport.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
     
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Fife Gingerbread has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Management Committee Member
  - Project Volunteer
  - Kelty Allotment Project Volunteer
  - Volunteer Driver
  - Telephone/Social Media Buddy

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
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