Volunteers wanted for Older Persons' Service

We’re looking for volunteers to join to join our Older Persons’ service, which provides essential one-to-one support to socially isolated and lonely people aged 65+ living in Fife.

The support provided is tailored to each person - whether that’s going to a café, out for a walk, helping them go shopping or just taking part in local activities.

Without volunteers, we’re unable to provide this vital service.

 

What roles are available?

  • Befriender
  • Café helper
  • Driver

The main qualities we look for in our volunteers are empathy, compassion, reliability and an ability to maintain confidentiality.

Due to the often-sensitive nature of the work, all volunteers need to undergo a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland.

 

What are the benefits?

In addition to having a huge impact on someone’s life, volunteers can also benefit enormously.  Benefits may include meeting new people, giving something to the community or a chance to gain valuable experience working with older people, which can then be used to progress a career.

Our volunteers are supported by a member of staff and are offered training relevant to their role.

Younger volunteers also have the opportunity to take part in the Saltire Awards for their contribution.

 

How do I apply?

To apply, or for more information, email referralsOPS@linkliving.org.uk.