Activities Volunteer (Extra-Care Housing Penicuik)

  • VO85788


Description

Volunteer Visitors help to reduce loneliness and enhance wellbeing for the tenants of Cowan Court extra-care housing development in Penicuik by leading activities and entertainment for small groups of residents.
Volunteers will plan, set up, lead, and tidy up after activities for small groups of residents with the support of on-site staff. Activities could include carpet bowls, crafts, quizzes, board games, musical entertainment, gentle chair exercise and gardening. With each visit they make, volunteers can expect to feel the immediate impact of donating their time as they help to enhance wellbeing for local people in Midlothian. Get in touch to find out about upcoming dates for volunteer training and start your journey today!

Organisation aims and objectives

Health care facilities and Hospitals

Availability

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1-2 hours per week for at least six months

Restrictions

Experience required: · Good communication skills · Confidence in leading a small group · Patient and non-judgemental · Punctual and reliable · A warm, friendly, and professional approach · A skill or talent to share (eg. crafts, gardening, card games, music)
Travel details: Cowan Court is a 10 minute walk from stops for Lothian Buses 37, 47, 140 and Borders Buses X6
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the NHS Lothian Volunteer Expenses Policy.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 20 days ago