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  • Telephone/Social Media Buddy
    with Fife Gingerbread

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO83522 - Created/last updated: 03/06/2020


    About this opportunity:Fife Gingerbread provides support and advice to lone parents and families in need throughout Fife.
    Fife Gingerbread provides non-judgemental and non-threatening emotional and practical support, in the form of a buddy.
    Coronavirus is affecting us all, our lone parents and families in need’s mental health and wellbeing are struggling a greatly. Lockdown restrictions have meant us not being able to see family or friends and for those who may already have been isolated this can add to the deterioration in mental health and wellbeing.

    We are looking to recruit buddies who can call or liaise virtually through social media channels with people in those situations.

    What do buddies do

     •  Buddies provide 1-1 emotional and practical support on a regular basis by telephone or social media channels during COVID19

     •  Help find information with the parent

     •  Keep records of communication with parent

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteer training: benefits/ support • Full induction and training (including Child Protection) will be provided Fife Gingerbread • Access to the NHS Health Improvement Training programme. • Regular support and supervision • Opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience • Recognition • Gain Confidence • Take on a challenge • Meet new people • Make a difference
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses: • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses at discretion of Fife Gingerbread • The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) membership is required. The cost of this will be met by Fife Gingerbread

    Experience required:Personal qualities required: • Reliable • Patient and understanding • Mature, friendly and cheerful • A willingness to participate in a training programme • Non-judgemental attitude

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsHomebased

    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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Fife Gingerbread has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Management Committee Member
  - Volunteer Buddy
  - Project Volunteer
  - Kelty Allotment Project Volunteer
  - Volunteer Driver

Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Families

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