Description

Could you spare a few hours a month to enable someone to participate in community activities?
Leonard Cheshire Disability have supported living and residential units in Glenrothes and along at our St Andrews service. Those that use our services would like volunteer support whether it's just coming along for a visit, going to the local shops/theatre/cinema, or a run on the bus. It may be that you have craft skills, reading skills, are a gaming enthusiast, anything that you are comfortable with doing.

There are mandatory checks that need to be completed and some basic training for those that are interested and there is always the opportunity to learn new skills which may contribute towards your CV and/or job prospects.

Organisation aims and objectives

Unquestioning recognition of their full human rights. Standards of excellence in all aspects of care from both staff and volunteers. The support of a forward looking and responsive organisation, aware of their needs and those of their carers. The opportunity to take an effective part at every level in running our services. Partnership in a continuing endeavour to help others wherever the need may be in the field of disability.

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Minimum 2 hours per week/fortnight with a minimum commitment of 6 months. Timings are negotiable and arranged to suit the volunteer's availability.

Restrictions

Experience required: Caring, empathic, good communication skills, good sense of humour, sociable, reliable, trustworthy and puctual. Previous experience is not essential as training and support will be given.
Travel details: Leonard Cheshire Disability residential living and supported living services are based in Glenrothes, Blair Avenue, Pitteuchar, KY7 4RT and along at our St Andrews service. Travel expenses are met and any other costs incurred through the volunteer role e.g. coffee, tea and a light lunch.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All out of pocket expenses incurred through your volunteering - bus fares, coffee, lunch, etc, are reimbursed.
Training details: Online training and a one-to-one with the Volunteer Coordinator which covers Disability Awareness, Protection of Vulnerable Adults and some Health & 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.