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Description

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) is an age-positive organisation. Our aim is to enable older people to live the life they choose and we recruit and support volunteers who assist with this. Our volunteers are a diverse group of enthusiastic people recruited throughout the community. We provide transport and good neighbours services which incorporate most social, medical and welfare activities that older people wish to take part in.

RVS are currently recruiting for a library service volunteer. You will start at a local library and collect pre-packed books to deliver to housebound older people in the community. You will drive to (or travel with a driver to) the homes of service users receiving a book delivery and drop off the books. You will collect any read books to return to the library and take note of any feedback. You will check the well being of the service user and briefly engage in conversation and befriending.

This role is based in communities across Clackmannanshire, so you will be put on a rota for your locality. You would volunteer for about 2-3 hours, once or twice a month dependent on the rota.

To carry out this role you need to have a positive manner, be helpful and kind, and have an interest in supporting older people in the community. An interest in reading would be advantageous but not essential. Induction training will include being ‘buddied’ up with existing volunteer to see full process until comfortable doing this alone.

Organisation aims and objectives

Royal Voluntary Service is an age-positive organsation. Our aim is to enable older people to live the life they choose and we recruit and support volunteers who assist with this. Our volunteers are a diverse group of enthusiastic people recruited throughout the community. We provide transport and good neighbours services which incorporate most social, medical and welfare activities that older people wish to take part in.

Restrictions

Due to lone working and requirement of PVG
Travel details: Reasonable public transport expenses reimbursed. Mileage expenses paid at 45p per mile.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable public transport expenses reimbursed. Mileage expenses paid at 45p per mile.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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