Social Centre Assistants

  • VO46623


Description

Do you enjoying the company of people and believe you have what it takes to tackle loneliness at age? Would you like to share your experience and enjoy a chat?
Or;
Would you like to use your talents to help others, but also gain work experience, learn new skills and meet new people whilst gaining valuable skills for your CV?
The Royal Voluntary Service helps a diversity of older people to come together at our Social Centres throughout the Scottish Borders. Socialise at a warm friendly place and give something back to those who need it.
Come and join our volunteers and support your local community.

If you would like to take up this opportunity or would just like more information please contact us, we are happy to chat with you about the way you can support your local community.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across England, Scotland and Wales so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation. Volunteers are vital to the work of Royal Voluntary Service. Without them Royal Voluntary Service simply wouldn't exist. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, men or women, young or older and we've got something for everyone, including specialist roles such as this. Anyone who volunteers for Royal Voluntary Service knows that they are joining a charity which people trust - our style is practical, positive, personal and professional. Royal Voluntary Service is committed to being an Investing in Volunteers organisation.

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As this is a volunteer position, days and times are flexible.

Restrictions

Insurance purposes
Experience required: Good communication skills, to include listening; Basic refreshment and food service; Ability to provide feedback and information to a Co-ordinator; Good time management and reliable; Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality and privacy requirements; A genuine interest in helping older people live the lives they want; Good organisational skills; Personal, professional, positive, practical.
Travel details: Peebles, West Linton, Innerleithen, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Yetholm, Kelso, Duns, Selkirk, Melrose, Newtown St. Boswells, Hawick.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses details: All out of pocket expenses and paid to the volunteers and 40p per mile for any driving journeys incurred both to and from the centre and taking clients to and from the centre.
Training details: Full traning will be provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago