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  • Volunteer Buddy
    with Fife Gingerbread

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO69307 - Created/last updated: 26/10/2022


    About this opportunity:Do you have some spare time, maybe a couple of hours a week, and you would like to make a huge difference in your community? We might be able to help!

    We are looking for volunteer buddies to give parents who are struggling a bit, some extra support. Just an ear to listen, someone to go for a walk or coffee with or to help with appointments, telephone calls or form filling. It's not always the big things that make a difference but the little things. Not only does volunteering help others but it gives you different experiences in life, builds confidence and allows you to share some of your experience to help others move forward.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all volunteers will currently undergo initial training via Zoom over four 2 hour sessions 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 Details

    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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