Friendship Volunteer

  • VO84348


Description

Vintage Vibes is a fresh way of tackling isolation and loneliness among the over 60s in Edinburgh – who we call our VIPs.
Our goal is to tackle isolation and loneliness and to encourage VIPs to become more active in their local communities.
Tasks include:
Visiting your VIP once a week for home visit, walks, café visit.
Creating a wonderful friendship with them.

Organisation aims and objectives

To tackle isolation and loneliness using friendly volunteers to offer long-term friendships and the chance to be more socially connected.

Availability

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Morning
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1 hour per week for at least 6 months

Restrictions

Experience required: No previous experience, just have an open and friendly approach.
Travel details: Volunteering role is in person visiting the VIP at their home or accompanying out for walks, coffee shops. Your VIP will be local to you with shared interests.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: No expenses
Training details: Attend an interactive volunteer training sessions with other volunteers. Attend fun volunteer meet ups every 2 months – such as bowling, escape room with other volunteers. Monthly newsletters for inspiration and conversations starters with your VIPs Ongoing interactive training opportunities such as dementia awareness.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago