Fife Voluntary Action

Charity registered in Scotland SC028457

We support, develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. We have around 35 staff members covering these activities across Fife, operating from our offices in Glenrothes, Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.

We receive core funding from the Scottish Government and Fife Council to provide four key functions:

  • support, develop and represent the third sector.
  • support, develop and represent social enterprises.
  • support, develop and represent volunteering.
  • support and promote third sector engagement with the Community Planning Partnership.

Current opportunities

Don't drag your feet! Join our fantastic team of committed volunteers who come from all 'walks' of life and volunteer for lots of different reasons. You will be helping some of the thousands of Fifers who struggle to cut and file their own toenails for numerous reasons and need some simple assistance with this as well as applying cream to their feet and ankles afterwards. No experience necessary, all the training and support you will need is provided. Our sessions are friendly and informal and take place in several locations across Fife. If you can you commit three hours or more at least twice a month, we will find the venue nearby, train and support you all the way. Quote from our website: I enjoy helping people and this has given me that opportunity, I have made lots of friends on my journey and I hope I have made a difference to many people.

Our short-term, residential, inter-generational service supports older people living within residential care, to re-live their history. As this is an inter-generational project, we typically recruit volunteers from the age of 16-21 years who are then matched with a resident of a local care home. The volunteer will generally visit the older person for 1 hour each week, getting to know them and learning about their history. Volunteering with one individual lasts for around 16 weeks, towards the end of the match, the volunteer will create a visual representation of the older persons memories in the form of a 'Life Map'. Full training and support provided - no previous experience required. Background check (PVG) will be needed.

Our short-term, residential, inter-generational service supports older people living within residential care, to re-live their history. As this is an inter-generational project, we typically recruit volunteers from the age of 16-21 years who are then matched with a resident of a local care home. The volunteer will generally visit the older person for 1 hour each week, getting to know them and learning about their history. Volunteering with the resident lasts for around 16 weeks. After a few weeks of getting to know them, the volunteer will create a visual representation of the older persons memories in the form of a 'Life Map'. Full training and support provided - no previous experience required. Background check (PVG) will be needed.

Our short-term, residential, inter-generational service supports older people living within residential care, to re-live their history. As this is an inter-generational project, we typically recruit volunteers from the age of 16-21 years who are then matched with a resident of a local care home. The volunteer will generally visit the older person for 1 hour each week, getting to know them and learning about their history. Volunteering with the resident lasts for around 16 weeks. After a few weeks of getting to know them, the volunteer will create a visual representation of the older persons memories in the form of a 'Life Map'. Full training and support provided - no previous experience required. Background check (PVG) will be needed.