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  • Residential Volunteer Companion - Falkland
    with Fife Voluntary Action (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO78226 - Created/last updated: 26/02/2020


    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 the resident lasts for around 16 weeks. After a few weeks of getting to know them, 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:
    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?

    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; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsWe are looking for volunteers from the Glenrothes/Falkland area who will have transport to travel to a local carehome in Falkland.

    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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