Community Connector Support Volunteer

  • VO84477


Description

It starts with Hello and it's often surprising who is affected by loneliness.
Together we want to reach out reconnecting thousands of lonely people with their communities, tackling what is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing.
Community Connectors support people affected by social isolation and loneliness to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations.
This involves: being aware of and keeping up to date with local community services appropriate to service users with support from manager; supporting lonely and socially isolated service users to build confidence, self-esteem and to regain independence; carry out tasks independently and as an effective team member; listening to people's needs, aspirations and concerns, and co-creating a step plan to ensure the person meets their aims - this may involve providing advice on regular, healthy nutrition and hydration and managing hygiene; and supporting people to attend local community services suitable to their needs, helping them identify other activities in the area and going with them as necessary - this may involve travelling with service users or transporting them using your own vehicle where appropriate.
“I’m showing compassion, empowering people, letting them know what help is out there, and helping them move forward.” Lisa, Independent Living Volunteer

Location: Glenrothes Office

Commitment: The service operates from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00am – 17:00pm. Minimum commitment of 6 months, volunteers must be available 3 - 4 hours per week on weekdays

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

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Restrictions

Experience required: We keep the service user at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. You need to have good interpersonal skills, diplomacy; communication and teamwork skills and full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty
Training details: Minimum Induction – will include I*ntroduction to Line Manager and role description discussed H&S briefing pertinent to the site they will normally be operating from Familiarisation with any equipment required to carry out the role Workwear received, if required for the role *Full Induction – will include Welcome to the British Red Cross e-learning 2019 Infection Control e-learning Foundation Course *In-service training Co-Op Community Connector Workbook Duty of Care in Independent Living Support Planning and Top3Goals Dementia awareness Mental Health First Aid Systems training - UCLA tool Understanding Grief and Loss

Last updated 12 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.