Community Companion

  • VO59382


Description

We need you! If you enjoy having a chat, trying new things and developing your skills then this is the opportunity for you. Older adults (55+) in Dundee can become lonely and isolated through no fault of their own and that’s where Community Companions come in. Two hours a week can make such a difference to an isolated older person. Whether it’s out and about or visiting someone in their home this can be at a time that suits you. Volunteers are matched with people based on similar interests and hobbies. Full and ongoing training and support will be given to help you develop your skills and knowledge. Becoming a Community Companion not only improves other’s wellbeing but also your own. You’re never too old to be a volunteer! If you have what it takes to make a difference get in touch we want to hear from you!

Organisation aims and objectives

The voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.

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Approximately 2 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 6 months.

Restrictions

Volunteers are required to be 18 or over. A certain level of maturity is required. Gender or other restrictions: None
Experience required: Non-judgemental. Good listener and communicator. Genuine interest in older people.
Travel details: We aim to have volunteers matched to people within their local area however, any reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Appropriate mileage and public transport costs will be reimbursed on the production of an expenses claim form.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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