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  • Distance Volunteer Befriender
    with Wellbeing Scotland (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO93533 - Created/last updated: 27/04/2023


    About this opportunity:Can you spare 1-2 hours per week to support vulnerable people within your community who are experiencing social isolation?

    Wellbeing Scotland are a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. They provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing.

    Wellbeing Scotland are recruiting Distance Volunteers to provide support to people experiencing social isolation, with an emphasis on building the confidence and self-esteem of the service user.

    This role will involve regular telephone calls with the person you are matched with. Volunteers Befrienders are expected to establish and maintain a meaningful relationship with the service user, offering support and signposting to other relevant support services as and when required. All necessary training will be provided, and volunteers will be supported throughout by the Volunteer Coordinator.

    Takes place:Please contact us to find out when this opportunity takes place.
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:We offer an excellent induction process to embed our new volunteers into the organisation. Training and support is offered for all volunteers within the organisation with multiple CPD and progression opportunities.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:A positive attitude. Good listening skills. A willingness to learn. Good communication skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis service is delivered either through online or telephone calls

    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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