Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. They work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
Their Comradeship Circles service aims to reduce loneliness by offering older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone.
A Comradeship Circle will host typically six people on the same day and time each week to chat about a range of topics and interests over the phone.
Circle Hosts will join the group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to member's interests.
You should also have an internet capable device with strong Wi-Fi connection. Time and commitment needed is flexible.
All Age Scotland Volunteers will be taken through the organisation's bespoke Volunteer Journey. This includes initial and on-going training by your Volunteer Supporter and Volunteer development & training officer. Training includes Diversity & inclusion, GDPR, Dementia and Veterans training. Volunteers will be supported throughout their journey with Age Scotland, with regular 1-1's with your volunteer supporter to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your role.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Volunteers will be reimbursed for all necessary travel required for this role.
Creativity for developing engaging resources in response to circle participant's interests. Agreeing and complying with Age Scotland's policies and procedures. An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities. Required Skills:
Communication, active listening and clear speaking, the ability to interact effectively with a range of people, caring and friendly nature to help people feel comfortable and encourage their participation
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