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Social Activities Volunteer

  • VO71828


Fun, friendly volunteers required to join our fabulous team! We urgently need help to ensure that our tenant lunch clubs continue.

The Role
We are looking for friendly and fun volunteers to join our volunteer team at West Port in Linlithgow. We encourage a variety of social activities within our developments to support older people, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness. At West Port the tenants enjoy getting together for a lunch club on a Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am – 1.30pm, but they urgently need some support from volunteers if the activity is to continue.
You will gain valuable experience, learn new skills, meet new people, have fun and contribute to your local community. There is no cost to you and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Bield will provide full training and ongoing support and you will get the opportunity to meet other likeminded volunteers at our social events. Ideally we ask for a minimum commitment of six months but we can be flexible depending on what you have to offer. If you can spare some time each week or two, you can help transform lives and reduce loneliness. We’d love to hear from you!











Experience required: No qualifications are necessary. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable individuals with good communication skills and interested in working with older people.
Travel details: Car not required. Volunteer must be able to travel independently to and from their place of volunteering. Please see expenses details below.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All volunteers can claim out-of-pocket expenses for travelling between home and the place of volunteering and for expenses incurred during the course of volunteering, in line with our expenses policy. For car users, re-imbursement is made at a rate of 45p per mile, up to 15 miles from the development (30 mile round trip).
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We can arrange for you to visit the development to meet with the manager to find out more if this is of interest.
Training details: You will attend an induction at the development. We also have core e-learning modules for volunteers to complete, as well as optional training courses depending on what you’d like to learn.

Last updated 5 months ago