Volunteer Befriender - Ashgrove Court


Our mission at Bield is to improve the quality of life for older people by offering a diverse range of housing, care and other services. We have a great opportunity for two volunteers to support two of our male service users, who live at our housing development, Ashgrove Court in Blairgowrie.

The Role

You will help our tenants by providing companionship. Visits will generally be within Ashgrove Court, but for one of the gentleman there might be the occasional opportunity to go out together. One of the tenants really loves dogs!

Requirements for the Role

No qualifications are necessary. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with older people, have good communication skills, are able to volunteer in an unsupervised capacity, and are reliable and willing to work as part of a team. Our minimum age for this role is 18 years old.

We ask for a 1 - 2 hour weekly commitment on a day agreed with your line manager, for a minimum of 6 months. Please note, the manager is onsite during the day and you would be required to attend interview, induction and reviews during the manager’s working hours.

You will also be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme; there will be no cost to you.

Benefits to Volunteers

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, meet new people and contribute to your local community. We can also provide you with a written reference. We will reimburse you for your travel and any other reasonable expenses incurred whilst volunteering.

You will receive an induction and have ongoing support from a staff member. All volunteers must undertake core e-learning as part of their induction and other relevant training may be required, where appropriate.

If you are 18 years of age and would like to apply for this voluntary position on-line, please click on 'Apply Now'. You will be redirected to our website, please search REQ01087 in the key words search box to apply for the opportunity.

Application Details

Closing date:

Bield Volunteering
0131 273 4020
79 Hopetoun Street

Reference No: REQ01087

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