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Volunteering Opportunity Details

  • Community Volunteer
    with Real Life Options

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO83640 - Created/last updated: 10/08/2020


    About this opportunity:To be part of Real Life Volunteer Service providing services that help vulnerable people within the community and supports the work of local Real Life Options teams. Our values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility & Excellence underpin our approach and all our services recognise people for their individuality and are afforded the same dignity, respect, status and rights as other citizens.
    Key Tasks:
    Are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge.

     •  Chatting to and befriending people we support

     •  Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well

     •  Everyday practical household tasks

     •  Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives

     •  Assist with shopping

     •  Support with correspondence

     •  Provide transport

     •  Support with social outings

     •  Assisting with pet care

     •  Assist with food preparation

     •  Prescription collections

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Real Life Options will provide relevant training for the role including induction and awareness of safeguarding issues. Training will include online learning and face to face sessions. This will include Fire Safety, manual handling, health and safety
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:Good communication skills, to include listening, questioning, clarifying, observation and responding Ability to provide feedback and information to a co-ordinator Confidentiality requirements Non judgemental An interest in making a positive difference and helping people we support live the lives they want A good conversationalist who is respectful and professional to the people we support Ability to travel around the area to

    Restrictions on who can volunteer

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThey have various services throughout the whole of Fife and outreach services.

    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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