Minority Ethnic 60+ support volunteer

  • VO88338


Description

The volunteer will help delivering 1-1 support for minority ethnic older clients who are registered with our Minority Ethic 60+ Project and living in Fife. They will also have the opportunity to organise outings and may be asked to provide occasional language support. You will have experience of working with diverse communities and have a commitment and understanding of equality and diversity.

Specific Abilities Skills, experience, knowledge for this opportunity

-Ability to speak another/other languages specific languages, of interest Cantonese, Urdu/Punjabi, Polish/Romanian, or other minority ethnic languages
-Good listening skills
-Ability to work as part of a team
-Experience of record keeping

Organisation aims and objectives

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) was established in April 2014, as a joint initiative between Fife Council, Fife Voluntary Action and NHS Fife, to work with partners to develop more inclusive and responsive services for people in Fife, and to build a positive picture of Fifes modern and diverse population. FCE became an independent body on 1 July 2016. FCE wants to build a collective voice to champion equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice. The centre provides practical guidance and support to everyone working to tackle inequality; here in Fife, and beyond. We want to: - Make equality a normal part of everyday life in Fife - Promote the rights of individuals, because everyones story is unique - Help communities make their voices heard, and have their say in the planning and delivery of local - Develop relationships with partners and stakeholders from public, private and third sectors to advance equality, diversity, social justice and community cohesion.

Restrictions

Experience required: 1. A commitment to equality and diversity 2. An openness and willingness to learn 3. Good communication skills 4. Time to dedicate to volunteering 5. A warm welcoming personality 6. Experience of using Microsoft Office and Teams
Travel details: They are based in central Kirkcaldy, within easy reach of the bus and train station at 16 East Fergus Place
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: public transport rates and mileage rates
Training details: We have a handbook and induction checklist for all staff volunteers will receive the same support an training as paid staff
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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