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  • Residential Volunteer Companion - Cardenden
    with Fife Voluntary Action

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO71634 - Created/last updated: 08/08/2019



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    About this opportunity:Our short-term, residential, inter-generational service supports older people living within residential care, to re-live their history. As this is an inter-generational project, we typically recruit volunteers from the age of 16-21 years who are then matched with a resident of a local care home. The volunteer will generally visit the older person for 1 hour each week, getting to know them and learning about their history.

    Volunteering with one individual lasts for around 16 weeks, towards the end of the match, the volunteer will create a visual representation of the older persons memories in the form of a 'Life Map'. Full training and support provided - no previous experience required.
    Background check (PVG) will be needed.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:15
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:A one to one or small group session will be offered to provide an initial induction as well as specific support for this opportunity. Ongoing support will be by telephone and face to face meetings as required by the volunteer.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

    Experience required:No previous experience required. However, you should have a positive outlook, empathy and respect that others are of equal worth, along with an appreciation of differences and an openness to learning.

    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 DetailsWe are looking for volunteers from the Cardenden area to be matched with residents of a local carehome.

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

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    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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