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  • Social Group Volunteer (Kirkcaldy)
    with Seescape

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90340 - Created/last updated: 09/01/2023



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    About this opportunity:seescape social groups provide people living with visual impairments in Fife the chance to get together with others, receive peer support and enjoy company and activities. They are setting up a new Kirkcaldy based social group which will meet on a regular basis to provide a lifeline for people who are affected by visual impairments locally. It's likely the group will meet on a Wednesday afternoon 2-4pm at Hayfield Community Centre in Kirkcaldy (fortnightly to begin with, no meetings over summer school holidays (i.e. July-17 August 2022)
    Tasks can involve: escorting clients where required, providing sighted assistance at venues, preparing and serving refreshments, welcoming new members, having a chat, helping other volunteers organise and facilitate activities, making sure participants can enjoy activities safely and offering assistance where needed.
    It is expected that as a volunteer you will be able to commit to regular attendance, travel independently to and from venues, be warm and friendly as well as using initiative where required to help with the overall smooth running of the group.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Reasonable travel costs reimbursed, for volunteers who travel via car this is 45p a mile. It is expected volunteers would not be travelling/claiming more than 10 miles to get to a venue where meetings take place, unless absolutely necessary or if agreed that will be transporting client/s. Full driver checks required (including insurance, MOT and driving license).

    Experience required:Warm, friendly and welcoming Excellent all-round communication skills Good social interaction with staff, volunteers and clients at all levels Good organisation skills. Awareness of general health and safety.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel Details

    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:

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