Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Later Life Choices Glenrothes are looking for enthusiastic, caring volunteers at their day sessions to help support older people and make a real difference to their lives.
Day Service Volunteers attend day sessions from 10.30am to 2.30pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Reporting to the Session Coordinator and volunteering within a team of staff and volunteers, you will assist in providing activities and entertainment and help with serving meals and some light kitchen duties. You will also help to ensure a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and to promote and maintain client independence and confidence. All volunteers are PVG Scheme (background) checked and induction and training is provided. A full role description and application pack is available on request.
Their Service Support & Development Officer provides a comprehensive induction, including moving & handling and dementia awareness, and ongoing holds regular one to one support and development meetings with each volunteer. Training-whilst-volunteering is provided within the session by the Session Coordinator. From time-to-time external trainers visit to provide groups of staff/volunteers with additional training courses such as Emergency First Aid and Fire Safety Awareness.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile within the Glenrothes boundary for those driving in, and bus fares are capped at £5 per session on provision of tickets.
Experience of working/volunteering with/caring for older people, including people with dementia is desirable, however training is provided. A caring, professional approach to others is essential, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and work as part of a team. Reliability and a commitment to volunteering is also desirable.
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