Residential Community Volunteer

  • VO72874


Description

Volunteers are peer mentors to the community residents and both live within our city and farm communities, and manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the building, which is their home. Volunteer tasks may include: Accompanying a resident to appointments, Helping a resident to cook a meal for the whole community, Acting as a sounding board for a problem or difficult situation, Offering mature and calm guidance.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Residential, full time for 6-9 months

Restrictions

Experience required: Good production and understanding of written and spoken English. Ability to take on responsibility and work as a team. Knowledge of healthy living (exercise, nutrition, relaxation). Sociability, respect and acceptance.
Travel details: North Edinburgh or Cyrenians Farm in West Lothian – this is a live-in role
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Food provided in the community, some travel expenses and pocket money.
Training details: Training requirements are agreed individually with each applicant.

Last updated 4 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.