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  • Healthy and Happy Lives Volunteer - Tayport
    with Royal Voluntary Service (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO98749 - Created/last updated: 27/03/2024


    About this opportunity:Royal Voluntary Service are looking for volunteers to support their Healthy and Happy Lives Groups, which are lunch and activity groups that run three times a week in Larick Centre in Tayport.

    Volunteers are needed to support people to attend regular social activities, connect to their community and boost their wellbeing by living as independently as they can.

    You could be driving people to local activities, offering lunches and healthy snacks, and tailoring support through social activities. Some of the things you could be doing include offering tips on nutrition and hydration, helping with strength and mobility boosting exercises, or taking part in crafts and hobbies with an older person. If you'd like to have a positive effect on people in your community, this is the role for you.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Access to Royal Voluntary Service online training modules in Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Data Protection, Dementia Awareness, Principles and Practice of volunteering
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses can be claimed back via Royal Voluntary Service online expenses claim system. 0.45p per mile for car users, or bus fares.

    Experience required:You'll need a friendly personality, and to be able to spot areas of concern. Good communication and listening skills are a must, as well as a non-judgemental attitude towards someone's circumstances, and the ability to keep things confidential.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe Larick Centre, Shanwell Road, Tayport, DD6 9EA. There are good bus links to Dundee and other parts of Fife, with bus stops near the Larick Centre.

    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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