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  • Social Cafe Volunteer (Torryburn)
    with LinkLiving - (Older Peoples Service)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO89672 - Created/last updated: 04/11/2022


    About this opportunity:Just two hours out of your week could make an older persons day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at one of their social cafes. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. Quizzes and a range of other activities are also on offer.

    You will get to know the service users and build a positive relationship with them, by:

    - meeting and greeting the members as they arrive, around 10.30am (volunteers are asked to arrive for 10am to help with setting up)
    - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end (finishing by 12.30pm),
    - chatting to them and getting to know them,
    - helping members to take part in the activities where necessary, such as giving out pens and paper for the quizzes.
    - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role
    - raising any concerns with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:A volunteer handbook and training in various topics relevant to the role e.g. first aid, confidentiality, food hygiene, safeguarding are provided
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 60p per mile

    Experience required:You will be friendly and approachable, dependable and trustworthy. An ability to maintain confidentiality is essential while understanding the need to share information/concerns with paid (Assistant) Project Workers as required

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    LinkLiving policy is to have volunteers aged 18 and above only

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

    Taster available?Yes: You're welcome to come along to the cafe (by arrangement) and see what it's like.

    Travel DetailsTorryburn Community Centre, off Main Street, Torryburn KY12 8SR (near the school). There are cafes on other mornings in Rosyth & Cowdenbeath and you may help there too/instead if you wish.

    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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Type of volunteering: Care / Support worker
Opportunities which benefit Elderly

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