Befrienders Across Aberdeen

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Description

We are delighted to welcome back Volunteers and have opportunities across our services in Aberdeen. So, no matter where you live in the city, there could be an opportunity near you! In the first instance we are seeking Befrienders. Many of our Service Users have been shielding for over a year. We are looking for Volunteers to become befrienders, being a befriender means you could be supporting someone with an outside walk, build up confidence with support to a supermarket, help with laundry, just enjoy sitting having a chat over a cuppa, or maybe help with some light domestic duties or cooking.

All Volunteers will go through pre recruitment checks that include, Interview, PVG and References.

Volunteering is such a worthwhile act, not only can your support be lifechanging for an older person, but you can also gain, increased confidence, experience improve your own self-esteem, feel part of a team, and make new friends.

For more details please contact Julie Suttar, Engagement & Liaison Lead at E-Mail: jsuttar@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 07901944728.

Organisation aims and objectives

Bon Accord Care is at the forefront of the continuing development of services to enable independence and reduce hospital admissions, as well as promote active ageing and well-being. Working together with our key partners, we are aligned with the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver services. Bon Accord Care work together with service users, partners, employees and volunteers to support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We deliver a range of services that are aimed at prevention, maximising independence, and enhancing wellbeing. Our focus from the outset is to get to know individual preferences, wants, history and lifestyle to ensure that each person receives a service that is unique to them. Our range of services cover: care at home, housing support, residential care homes, rehabilitation, re-ablement, occupational therapy, SVQs through learning and development, community equipment, telecare, day care, responder, respite and community meals.

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Flexible times available to volunteer. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: To be able to converse with an older person, demonstrate patience and empathy, in a natural kind and caring manner. It would be great to have knowledge of Aberdeen and its history to support with reminiscence conversations. To be able to support with short local walks, or maybe a bus ride to a supermarket. You will need to complete some on -line training before being connected with a service.
Travel details: We have opportunities across the city, including Bridge Of Don, Dyce, Bucksburn, Mastrick, West end, Holburn, Garthdee, Kincorth, Torry and central. We match Volunteers where possible to their own local communities to avoid travel.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Training details: Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. Before being connected with a service Volunteers will be provided with online training, this will include Adult Support & Protection, Health & Safety, Infection Control, Dementia Informed, Fire Safety. Once connected you will have a contact supervisor plus the on-going support from the Engagement & Liaison Lead.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.