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  • Social Activities Volunteer (Buckhaven)
    with Bield Housing and Care (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO72082 - Created/last updated: 19/02/2019


    About this opportunity:Our retirement housing development in Braehead Gardens, Buckhaven is looking for Social Activities Volunteers to encourage, engage and support tenants to take part in a variety of fun activities. Volunteers will be part of a team helping to reduce isolation and loneliness by supporting older people to become more independent.
    If this sounds a good fit for you, Bield Housing and Care would really love to hear from you! Get in touch via the site or by contatcing the Bield volunteering team on 0131 272 4029/ [email protected]

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Group training day held in Fife in the autumn (date to be agreed with volunteers) and induction held at the development.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Paid monthly directly into volunteer's bank account and covers up to £5 public travel expenses (per visit) or 45p per mile for car users (up to 30 mile round trip).

    Experience required:No qualifications necessary but looking for applicants who are friendly, enthusiastic about working with older people and with good communication skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place at Braehead Gardens, Buckhaven, KY8 1AD.

    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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