Day Service Volunteer

  • VO90326


Day Service Volunteers attend day sessions from 10.30am to 2.15pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Reporting to the Session Coordinator and supporting within a team of staff and volunteers they assist in providing activities and entertainment, and with serving teas and coffees to clients on their arrival. They also help to ensure a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and to promote and maintain client independence and confidence. All volunteers are PVG Scheme checked and induction and training is provided. A full role description and application pack is available on request.

Organisation aims and objectives

Provides Active Ageing day service for older people living in Glenrothes and the surrounding area. This includes services for people living with dementia. Also provides a Help to Stay at Home service comprising one-to one inhouse visits lasting one hour, and two hour visits allowing for outings in the community.










3.5 hours per day

Frequency and commitment details

3.5 hours per day


Experience required: Experience of working with/caring for older people, including people with dementia is desirable, however training is provided. A caring, professional approach to others is essential, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and work as part of a team. Reliability and a commitment to volunteering is also desirable.
Travel details: Day Sessions are held at Napier House, 300 Napier Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1BF. They are within walking distance from the town centre and bus station and are on a bus route. There is street parking available
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile within the Glenrothes boundary for those driving in, and bus fares are capped at £5 per session on receipt of tickets.
Training details: The Day Service Coordinator provides a comprehensive induction including moving & handling and dementia awareness, and ongoing holds regular one to one support and development meetings with each volunteer. Role specific training is provided within the session by the Session Coordinators. From time to time external trainers visit to provide groups of staff/volunteers with additional training courses such as Emergency First Aid and Fire Safety Awareness.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet