Community Volunteer

  • VO83640


Description

To be part of Real Life Volunteer Service providing services that help vulnerable people within the community and supports the work of local Real Life Options teams. Our values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility & Excellence underpin our approach and all our services recognise people for their individuality and are afforded the same dignity, respect, status and rights as other citizens.
Key Tasks:
Are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge.
• Chatting to and befriending people we support
• Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well
• Everyday practical household tasks
• Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives
• Assist with shopping
• Support with correspondence
• Provide transport
• Support with social outings
• Assisting with pet care
• Assist with food preparation
• Prescription collections

Organisation aims and objectives

Real Life Options was first established in 1992 to support and empower people with learning disabilities and autism to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, they have grown to become a national provider of social support and care while staying true to their core ethos. As a registered charity, they support over 1,500 people across the UK to help develop their independence and achieve their potential. They recognise that to be excellent in their field, they need to truly understand and champion the changing needs and aspirations of the people they support. Through partnerships with families, thought-leader organisations and professional services, they believe in constantly evolving and providing a person-centred approach at every step in an individual’s support journey.

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
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service operates 24/7, 7 days a week

Restrictions

none
Experience required: Good communication skills, to include listening, questioning, clarifying, observation and responding Ability to provide feedback and information to a co-ordinator Confidentiality requirements Non judgemental An interest in making a positive difference and helping people we support live the lives they want A good conversationalist who is respectful and professional to the people we support Ability to travel around the area to
Travel details: They have various services throughout the whole of Fife and outreach services.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Real Life Options will provide relevant training for the role including induction and awareness of safeguarding issues. Training will include online learning and face to face sessions. This will include Fire Safety, manual handling, health and safety
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month 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.