Leonard Cheshire Services (Fife)
Charity registered in Scotland
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.
By becoming a Volunteer Buddy you will enable someone to get out and about a bit more. It may be that you spend social time with someone at their own home, chatting, playing a game of dominoes or watching sports. Or, depending on the individual you are matched with, you might go out for a coffee, a walk or to see a show.
The benefits to you as a volunteer can include, meeting new people, learning new skills, gaining valuable experience, confidence building but most importantly knowing that you are making a positive difference to someone’s life.
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.
Our organisation has access to minibuses at the weekends but often no-one is available to drive them, which means service users are unable to go out very far. Many service users enjoy going to a show or the cinema in the evenings but again are limited by transport difficulties. Ideally volunteer drivers will also be hapy to get a bit more involved with service users building their own rapport as well as providing a service by way of transportation.