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  • Elderly Companion
    with Royal Voluntary Service (Fife): East Fife Good Neighbours and Community Transport

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47333 - Created/last updated: 12/09/2018



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    About this opportunity:We're looking for volunteers to visit older people in their homes to provide friendly social contact and help them to maintain their independence. Tasks may include providing regular contact and chatting, carrying out 'safe, warm and well' checks, practical help such as post office/prescription collections, assisted shopping, care of pets, occasional help within the home like organisation of post, help accessing transport and other services. You can give as much or as little time as you like.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers will receive induction before the first tasks, this goes through policies and procedures and gives contact details for support. Volunteers can 'buddy' an experienced volunteer for a while if required.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers are paid 45p per mile or public transport costs, plus any other reasonable out of pocket expenses.

    Experience required:Volunteers must be caring, sympathetic, patient, honest and reliable with good communication and listening skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsEast Fife.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
     
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