We are introducing a one-to-one, person centred support network called Community Bridge with the main aim of providing additional support to individuals who are not quite ready to attend groups. As part of the Community Bridge team your duties will include:
· Make contact with individuals and support them via telephone and/or video calls. (When normal services resume this will also include meeting with individuals in a public setting)
· Maintain weekly contact with people you are supporting.
· Support individuals in gaining confidence and setting a goal of attending a group or activity of their choosing.
· Attend local Curnie Club in your area (If COVID restrictions allow).
This is a fantastic opportunity for to meet other people and practice the following skills:
· Written communication · Decision making · Team working · Time management
Training will be provided to you in the form of internal training relating to the role and additional external training as agreed during support and development meetings with volunteer development officer. All volunteers will be expected to attend Curnie Club initial training/induction
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Travel expenses will be reimbursed for public transport and at 45p per mile for drivers as per the volunteer agreement. Expenses are generally paid monthly by BACS.
You do not need any previous experience all we ask is that you are over 18, friendly, enthusiastic and willing to listen. Previous experience of counselling skills is desirable but not necessary as training will be provided. There is a small amount of admin required
Groups run in 6 locations across Fife from 10am until 1pm.
Cowdenbeath - Friday
Cupar – Wednesday
Dunfermline – Wednesday
Glenrothes - Friday
Kirkcaldy - Tuesday
Levenmouth – Thursday
We are looking for Community Bridge Volunteers to support peopl
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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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