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  • Call Companion Coordinator
    with Re-engage (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO84557 - Created/last updated: 20/09/2021


    About this opportunity:Call Companions is a telephone befriending service providing regular chats to older people, often living on their own and with little social interaction. Our call companion coordinators oversee a small group of around six call companions and the older people they speak to on a regular basis. This is a flexible, homebased voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability.
    As the call companion coordinator, you will be the main point of contact for everyone in your group. You will regularly contact both the volunteers and the older people, making sure they have all the support and information they need to make or receive their regular calls and responding to any queries or concerns. You will keep the team at Re-engage updated and submit a monthly report. This is challenging but rewarding role that makes a big difference in the lives of people experiencing loneliness.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:As one of our valued volunteer leaders, you'll receive online training and Re-engage staff are on hand to support you
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:Excellent communication skills; Good administrative skills and IT literacy; Good organisational skills; A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people; Access to a smartphone This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to develop your leadership skills, gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, make a real difference to the lives of lonely older people.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsHome based

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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