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  • Volunteer Befriender
    with Crossroads Fife

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO79023 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Crossroads Befriending is a service for adults and older people in Fife Central, Levenmouth and North-East Fife who feel socially isolated and/or lonely.

    By volunteering as a befriender you will provide a vital contact for a person, and important link to the outside world that often acts as a gateway for other services and valuable support.

    Befrienders are there to support a person to build confidence and to participate in the local and wider community. It is done in a safe environment for both parties involved - for example, in the person's home or out in the local community.

    If you are over 16 years of age and feel you are a positive indicidual who can offer some time to a person in your local community, please contact Crossroads Befriending.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers will initially be given an induction with three training sessions that cover such things as policy and procedures, Data Protection, boundaries, lone volunteering, communication, health and safety, and volunteer practice.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses are paid monthly. Car travel is paid at 45p/mile, and public transport is paid upon provision of receipt. Further information on other expenses can be obtained at interview and during training.

    Experience required:All skills, all experiences and a positive attitude are welcome. Volunteers should be non-judgemental, respectful, empathetic, and good listeners.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsVolunteering is in your local area - it can be in the befriendee's home or in the local community. Your own car is an advantage but not a requirement. This opportunity covers Fife Central, Levenmouth and North-East Fife.

    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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