Later Life Choices Glenrothes Welcomes You
We are always looking for volunteers to join our team!
Volunteers are valued members of LLCG and we are very grateful for their time, skills and knowledge which enhance the work of our staff and the services we provide.
Our volunteers are involved in the day to day activities of our organisation, and their thoughts, ideas and feedback are regularly sought through Volunteer Meetings.
What we require of our volunteers
To join our team of volunteers, you must be:
Able to spare a few hours each week (a month for Volunteer Directors)
reliable and responsible,
committed to the well-being of older people,
able to maintain client confidentiality,
able to work within the Policies & Procedures of LLCG.
For most of our volunteering roles, you do not need formal qualifications or previous experiences, as full training will be provided. All volunteers will be fully checked through the Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
What types of volunteering are available
Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable and rewarding experience and give others the benefit of your knowledge. You become a member of a team and usually, the more effort you put in, the more satisfaction you get out. It is an opportunity to make new friends in a friendly and welcoming organisation.
Take a look at our volunteer roles:
Day Service Volunteer - supporting clients and assisting in the delivery of a programme of activities that offer physical and mental stimulation appropriate to clients needs and preferences.
Day Service Volunteer Driver - transporting clients safely to and from our Centre.
Befriender Volunteer - improving the quality of life of an older person in the community/in their own home by providing support and/or assistance with outings, practical tasks or hobbies.
Volunteer Director - making a difference to older people in the community/gaining knowledge and experience in strategic management, leadership and governance. Have a look at our Board Terms of Reference for more information on the Director's role and responsibilities.
Share your interests through volunteering
Do you have an interest, skill or passion that you would like to share with older people? Our Active Ageing Sessions are always looking for volunteers to come in to do art, dance, singing, crafts, give talks, lead gentle exercise sessions and more.
What do we offer our volunteers?
Travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile within the Glenrothes boundary for those driving in, and bus fare capped at £5 per session on receipt of tickets.
We offer valuable training sessions to volunteers either in house or led by external training providers. Courses available include:
Emergency First Aid at Work
Moving & Handling
Health Issues Affecting Older People
Basic Dementia Awareness
Advanced Dementia Awareness
Best Practice in Dementia Care
Our induction training, which is mandatory for every volunteer, covers our policies and procedures, personal safety, boundaries and confidentiality.
We think it is important for volunteers to keep up to date with their skills and changes which affect what we do as an organisation. With that in mind we support them to expand their knowledge and personal development.