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Community Champion Volunteer

  • VO81370


Description

Community Champions support Action on Elder Abuse by raising awareness about safer ageing and how to keep older people safe in Fife. This may include organising coffee mornings, events and other sessions at church halls, your own home, care homes, schools, community halls, places of worship and other places in the local community i.e. garden centres and shops. Volunteers will meet other people including older people wishing to become volunteers or even reporting forms of abuse; they will also provide information about the aims of the charity, safer ageing and how to keep safe as an older person. Volunteers will, at times, be requested to participate in fundraising activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Action on Elder Abuse is a UK-wide Charity which works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older people. We provide direct information and advice to victims of abuse and others who are concerned about abuse. We also provide information materials for public and practitioners, deliver training, seminars and conferences, actively work to raise awareness of elder abuse and influence and inform policy in this area.

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This opportunity is for a minimum of 4 hours a week over 6 months, and takes place during both school holidays and term-time.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers should: enjoy working with others; have excellent communication and listening skills; be able to build rapport with older people and/or people in distress; and be able to provide empathy, advice and support in a clear and professional manner. The Organisation will arrange and pay for relevant PVG checks.
Travel details: Organising events to promote the charity could take place in your home, a care home, a community centre or any other local setting, including places of worship.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any phone and travel costs will be reimbursed.
Training details: The organisation will provide comprehensive training and ongoing support, as well as certificates for completed training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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