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Elder Abuse Recovery Project volunteers (Fife only)

This project is a unique new model for helping older people who have experienced any form of harm or abuse, which can often leave them feeling isolated, losing confidence, or finding it difficult to engage with others.

We're looking for passionate volunteers to work with victims to help them recover from their experiences and regain independence and control over their lives.

We're looking for:

  • an Administration Volunteer (home-based)
  • Outreach Support Volunteers  (in the older person's own home, or another place of their choice)
  • Telephone Support Volunteers (home-based)

All volunteers will be provided with full training and ongoing support and guidance. We'll cover all out-of-pocket expenses, and provide certificates for completed training.

You can find out more about these volunteering roles here.

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Helpline volunteers (home-based)

We regularly look for volunteers to take calls on our Helpline to ensure we can provide a 9am – 5pm service; 5 days a week.

Our helpline provides free, confidential information, advice and support to victims of elder abuse, as well as others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of older people.

If the following apply to you, then please get in touch to find out more:

  • you are aged 18 or over;
  • you enjoy working with older people;
  • you have excellent communication skills;
  • you can build a rapport with older people, and or people in distress;
  • you can provide empathy, advice, support or just be someone who can listen;
  • you are willing to undertake extensive training to provide you with the relevant knowledge and skills to handle helpline calls.

Although our Helpline primarily deals with phonecalls, we occasionally take enquiries via e-mail. If you’re interested in dealing with e-mail enquiries too we can discuss if this might be an option for you, although this is not a compulsory part of the role.

You will be provided with full training and support, call-handling software and ongoing support and guidance from our staff and other volunteers. We will cover all out-of-pocket expenses, and provide certificates for completed training.

Please click on the links for the following downloads:

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Other volunteers

We also have a team of volunteers in other parts of the country who act as advocates for our work. They help us by raising awareness of our work, handing out leaflets and posters in their area, and signposting people to our services.

Are you interested in volunteering?

We’re always looking for support with other areas too, so if you think you can support us in other ways, please get in touch.

You may be able to help us with some of the following:

  • administration
  • IT
  • social media
  • research
  • policy work

If you’re interested in any of the above roles, please contact Brian Rapley at [email protected] or call 0749 632 3801.