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  • Drop In Lounge - Befriender
    with Castle Furniture

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO96054 - Created/last updated: 14/03/2024


    About this opportunity:Castle Furniture Befriending are keen to recruit volunteers to support activity within their Elderly Befriending Drop in lounge. The lounge is open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 12-3pm. This is a great place for elderly people in Cupar and nearby areas to meet up in a warm space to socialise, play games and share stories. Tea's, Coffees and biscuits are provided free of charge. Castle Furniture Befriending are looking for wonderful volunteers to help oversee the day to day running of the lounge and provide social support to those who attend as well as assist on any yearly outings.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:All volunteers will be initially provided with around 1-2 hours induction covering everything from role specifics, Expectations and Boundaries, Health and Safety, Manual Handling and everything else needed to succeed in the role. PVG checks will be carried out by Castle Furniture at no cost to the volunteer. Continued support will be provided throughout by the coordinator and opportunities for continual ongoing training depending on the needs of the role and personal interests.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Yes - Mileage paid at 40p per mile or public transport cost paid

    Experience required:No previous experience required and full training will be provided. Desired skills and qualities of volunteers include: -Being a caring listener for people -Reliability to commit to agreed times -Motivation to make a positive impact on elderly lives in Cupar -Drive to help build confidence in clients and promote the lounge -Understanding the importance of confidentiality

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; PVG membership required

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsTakes place at the Befriending drop in lounge located next to the furniture warehouse/shop. Castle Furniture Project, Tom Rogers Mill, East Burnside, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4DQ

    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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Type of volunteering: Befriending / Mentoring
Opportunities which benefit Elderly

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