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  • Residential Volunteer Companion
    with Fife Voluntary Action

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO71634 - Created/last updated: 07/09/2018



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    About this opportunity:Our residential, intergenerational service supports older people living within residential care, to re-live their history. We typically recruit younger volunteers (16-19 years old) who are then matched with a resident of a local care home. The volunteer will generally visit the older person for 1 hour each week, getting to know them and learning about their history. Towards the end of the match, the volunteer will create a visual representation of the older persons memories in the form of a 'Life Map'.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:15
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

    Experience required:No specific requirements for experience were provided by the organisation.

    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 DetailsVolunteers will be matched with a resident of a care home local to them.

    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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