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

Kingdom Companions is a short-term (16 weeks) service for vulnerable adults who need support to achieve something for themselves such as getting back into the community, travelling independently, or becoming involved in volunteering themselves. Volunteers are asked to provide friendly, relaxed, practical, and emotional support to the adult on a one-to-one, regular basis, within the adult's own home or in the community. There are roles all over Fife for befrienders who have a couple of hours a week/fortnight to help someone with this. Could this be you? Befriending can be a terrific way to build confidence and skills for jobs such as social care or customer service, as well as helping you to get out, feel good about helping others and even go to new places. Your travel and other out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. FVA aim to match you with someone who lives in your local area. FVA provide detailed training, as well as ongoing support. Get in touch now.

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 is necessary, all the training and support you will need is provided. Our sessions are friendly and informal and normally take place in several locations across Fife. If you can you commit three hours or more at least twice a month, we will 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.

This is a great new opportunity which will benefit people that are waiting to be discharged from hospital. Often, they are very much delayed in getting home due to not having anyone there to accept delivery of the specialised equipment they will require. FVA are looking to recruit a bank of volunteers who will collect patients’ keys from the ward, gain access to the patient’s property and await a delivery and installation of equipment by the NHS. (the volunteer is not involved in the installation) Once is it delivered and built, they will then leave, lock up and return the patients key to the ward in which it was collected. Deliveries can occur from 8 am to 3 pm You must have the capacity to travel in your own car and be available with one to two days notice. References and background checks will be requested.