• VO72325


Friendly, outgoing and organised volunteers. This opportunity would suit people who enjoy talking to others, are able to listen and have a couple of hours free each week/fortnight that they could spend talking to an older person. Full training will be given and out of pocket expenses will be paid. The aim of food train friends is to improve the quality of life for our customers, by providing them with a befriending service on a regular basis. Volunteers will provide a consistent and reliable support to help customers experience social interaction on a regular basis. Due to increased demand for our services food train friends is currently looking for more adult befriending volunteers in the Stranraer area. Ideally the befriender should have some spare time on their hands each week or fortnight to provide a befriending service to elder, isolated and lonely people by simply providing company, conversation and activities. We provide a one to one service, a telephone service and a group outing service for our customers. Full training, guidance and support will be provided. The ideal candidate is someone who has good life experiences, a sense of humour amongst other skills.

Organisation aims and objectives

Food Train is a grocery shopping, befriending and household support service for older people assisting and enabling them to live at home independently for as long as they are able. Mission Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability. Vision We envisage our organisation as a ‘one stop shop' for older people - by providing services or helping them access services to help them live independently at home for as long as they wish and are able. Values we will respect our customers right to dignity, choice and independence in their later years we will deliver our services with flexibility, openness and a ‘can-do' approach we welcome diversity in volunteering and will respect and value the contribution made by our volunteers we will develop and value working relationships with a wide variety of community partners

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