Fife Voluntary Action
This project began in late 2013, developed as part of the Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund it is a time-limited volunteer befriending programme for older people. For more information contact Jacquie Mellon Jacquie@fva.org
During the Covid 19 pandemic the befriending project diversified into a telephone befriending project for anyone in Fife suffering from isolation or loneliness this is a short term project for the duration of the pandemic.
Information for volunteers
We are looking for telephone befrienders from all backgrounds to make weekly (at least) contact with the vulnerable befriendees across Fife who are feeling isolated or lonely due to the pandemic.
Once recruited we provide a short training session and seek 2 references from all befrienders. We provide access to an online monitoring and recording system for all befrienders as well as provide a direct number to contact the coordinator who also has monthly supervision sessions with the befriender and befriendee.