Glenrothes Befriending Group Volunteer

  • VO88344


Description

Can you help build stronger social connections with a group of vulnerable adults who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness like never before? Crossroads need your help at their new Glenrothes Befriending Group, to enable people to improve their social interaction, confidence, health and wellbeing. You could help with making & serving refreshments, group activities and escorting people safely to the group. Volunteering with Crossroads is a very rewarding experience and brings about positive change for yourself and others. Your time can make a massive difference in someone's life - they will feel amazing and so will you! You can meet new friends, learn new skills and discover new talents, as well as boosting your education and employment prospects. Can you help transform lives simply by volunteering a couple of hours a week? If you're interested in people and are warm, considerate, honest and reliable, they want to hear from you

Organisation aims and objectives

Crossroads Fife provides a high quality service in the community to enable Carers to take time off when needed. To deliver this service we employ experienced, skilled and trained support workers. Crossroads Fife is an independently run charity which offers a service to Carers who are caring for someone of any age with any disability or illness. The objective of the service is to relieve stress on those persons or family members caring for people with a physical, mental or sensory impairment. Dependent on their individual need we provide the care in the service user's home or take the service user out as a required, throughout Fife on a day and at a time which suits them. This service enables Carers to take a break from their caring duties, to access appointments, attend social, leisure or educational activities and in some cases employment. It enables the Carer to meet their own health needs by attending medical appointments. It improves health and wellbeing and quality of life by reducing levels of stress and anxiety, knowing the cared for person is safe, being supported by a trained support worker. It may also assist the cared for person to live at home as long as possible avoiding early admission to long term care. It maintains social inclusion and independence.

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2 Hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: Excellent communicator, good listener, respectful, positive, honest, caring, compassionate and non-judgemental.
Travel details: Crossroads Fife Befriending Group, is at St Lukes Church, Ninian Quadrant, Glenrothes KY7 4HP. Glenrothes Bus Station 5 minutes away or car parking available at the venue and surrounding area.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteer out of pocket expenses paid monthly upon receipt of expenses claim. Car Mileage paid at 45p per mile, Public Transport (receipt required).
Training details: Topics covered - Organisation, Volunteer Role, Responsibilities, Boundaries and Endings, Adult Support & Protection, Positive Impact, Building a Relationship, Communication Skills There are also ongoing training opportunities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 10 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.