Volunteers will befriend New Scots within Inverclyde. Our volunteers will help to provide friendship and support in an informal capacity usually within a 1-1 setting. You will support refugees to resettle and participate within the local community. You will also be involved in discussions as to who you are matched up with beforehand. Activities can be as simple as going for a coffee once a week although we have relationships where people explore shared hobbies and interests together such as sport, photography, cooking etc. Help with English words and phrases as well as cultural differences is also appreciated. We generally aim for relationships to last initially for about 6 months but can be extended/shortened based on personal circumstances and we try our best to be as flexible as possible in any way we can in order to accommodate a wide variety of volunteers.
To contribute to the overall economic development of Inverclyde by providing or creating jobs for the people of Inverclyde including disadvantaged groups. To provide a framework for local people to enhance their existing skills and enter a "learning continuum" which increases their potential for economic activity and/or the improvement of their quality of life. To remove obstacles to individuals and groups accessing training and employment. To provide a range of services within the community and to other community groups, including: care services, hot meals delivery service, home shopping delivery service, employability services and volunteer Inverclyde.
Experience required: No skills required, although an interest in social care or refugees would be an advantage. An awareness of different cultures and backgrounds is helpful, as is the ability to be patient and compassionate.This is an extremely rewarding project.
Minimum age: 18