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  • Social Cafe Volunteer (Torryburn)
    with LinkLiving: Older People's Service

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO89672 - Created/last updated: 10/04/2024


    About this opportunity:Make someone's day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at on of their social cafes. The cafes offer older people the chance to chat with others over a cuppa. Quizzes, games and a range of other activities are on offer.

    Their social cafe volunteers build a positive relationship with members by:

    -meeting and greeting them as they arrive (volunteers are asked to arrive for 10am to help with setting up)
    - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end (finishing by12.30pm)
    - chatting with members and getting to know them
    - helping members to take part in the activities where needed, and giving out pens and paper for the quizzes.
    - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help with this role
    - raising any concerns with your project worker

    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 - 45p per mile bus/ rail fares are reimbursed (ticket needed)

    Experience required:#NAME?

    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, Main Street, Torryburn KY12 8SR.

    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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