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  • Phone Friend
    with Food Train Connects (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO84321 - Created/last updated: 28/09/2020


    About this opportunity:Food Train Connects provides a one to one grocery shopping services for older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. The Connects Shopping Friends service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. The aim is to support older people to eat well, age well and live well.

    The role is rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that regular support with grocery shopping can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. If you want to make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home this is a great opportunity to do so.

    The Role:

     •  Call the older person you are matched with on a regular basis for a friendly chit chat.

     •  Submit brief recordst and to report any matters of concern to staff

     •  Keep within the boundaries of the role

     •  To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints

     •  To maintain confidentiality

     •  To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:An informal introduction by video call, induction, ongoing training opportunities, support from named member of staff
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:An interest in people and their lives is essential • Friendly, sociable and patient with a caring manner • Ability to make regular calls to an older person • Good verbal communication skills are required with a sense of humour who can adapt your conversation to different types of people • Maintain consistent communication with Food Train Connects staff throughout

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsHome based

    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:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
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