Social Cafe Volunteer

  • VO73922


Description

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust provide opportunities for everyone in Fife to take part in physical activity, regardless of their age or ability. The classes are in a safe environment where participants can take part in the physical activity and socialise. Linking the social cafe to the activity sessions provides the perfect opportunity for participants and anyone else in the community who is socially isolated to come together for a cup of tea and a blether.
The social cafe is a friendly and relaxed place for people to get together.. The cafe is situated within Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre and is open to current health class members, visitors and people from the local community.
Volunteers for the social cafe would be required to make tea and coffee for those attending and have good social interaction skills that will engage attendees to the cafe.

Organisation aims and objectives

Fife Sports & Leisure Trust (FSLT) operate and manage sport & leisure facilities on behalf of Fife Council. FSLT has a dedicated Health & Physical Activity Team who work with a range of health professionals to promote the mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle. Our Active Option 2, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Move More programmes target improvements in long term conditions as well as encourage more active lifestyles as a preventative approach to reducing the prevelance of health risks broughty about by physical inactivity.

Availability

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1 x 1hr 15min session per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Able to make tea and coffee, have good social interaction skills e.g. communication, listening, patience and empathy. Experience in dealing with people living with dementia is an advantage but not essential.
Travel details: Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre, Pit Road, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9NN

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are available however where possible we would prefer to recruit in the local community. Mileage is paid at 45p per mile. This is claimable on a 4 weekly basis on submission of a mileage claim form to the Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Training details: On arrival for first sessions the Duty Manager will take the volunteer through a full building induction. The volunteer will initially be supported by our Active for Memories Co-ordinator. The volunteer will be given dementia awareness training and any related training. They will also be given the opportunity to attend a Volunteer Gathering once per year and 2 x one to one volunteer review meetings with the volunteer co-ordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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