Home Based Wellness Assistants

  • VO86412
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Fresh (Fitness, Recovery, Exercise, Safe, Health) Community Wellness - help in the community through providing wellness walks and chat safe space sessions, activities that connect with nature, fun litter picks, easy exercise education and fun fitness, befriending and mentoring to encourage those who may not currently be connected in the community, with gentle motivation from friendly community volunteers. As well as the inclusion of lived experience.

FRESH Community Wellness is an expanding local group. Many of our volunteers also volunteer for other services and groups. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of motivating others to make “safe choices” in their lifestyles, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch. Further details are also available via our websites and social media at www.freshcommunitywellness.com , https://twitter.com/FreshCWellness and https://www.facebook.com/freshcommunitywellness

FRESH Community Wellness offers a free befriending/ active wellness service for people of all ages in the Aberdeen area. We use motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to help make positive changes to lifestyle.

By lending an ear and offering gentle encouragement, we hope to help anyone in the community, vulnerable, in need, lonely to meet the goals and make the changes that matter to them. With confidence and without judgement.

FRESH meets up regularly at outdoor locations throughout the city, 6 days a week. As well as being Covid safe, meeting outdoors gives everyone the space for some fresh air and light exercise. A great chance to meet some new people. Equally, if they are more introverted, a spacious outdoor setting means that plenty of room to split up into smaller groups, for a quieter chat.

At the meet-ups, we usually go for a relaxed walk in the area, whether that be the beach, a park, or alongside one of Aberdeen’s beautiful rivers. This is a great environment for a confidential chat if you feel like it. But if not, we also tend to focus on a particular activity at each session, such as litter picking, or on a particular discussion topic, such as cooking on a budget. We also offer signposting towards the “safe choices” offered by local services. And, we should mention, we always make sure that everyone who comes gets a decent snack and something hot to drink.

All of our volunteers are trained in the use of naloxone and basic emergency response. Some of our volunteers have had first-hand experience of alcohol or drug dependencies, as well as personal journeys of treatment and recovery. But regardless of our individual background, and regardless of yours, all of us will treat you without judgement, and with empathy, kindness, and respect.

As one of our Home Based Wellness Assistants you can assist greatly with a number of aspects such as social media and promotional updates, befriending, mentoring or fundraising.

A fantastic opportunity to help and all assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact us at email: admin@freshcommunitywellness.com

Organisation aims and objectives

Fresh (Fitness, Recovery, Exercise, Safe, Health) Community Wellness - help in the community through providing wellness walks and chat safe space sessions, activities that connect with nature, fun litter picks, easy exercise education and fun fitness, befriending and mentoring to encourage those who may not currently be connected in the community, with gentle motivation from friendly community volunteers. As well as the inclusion of lived experience.

Availability

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Flexible times and days available to suit volunteers. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Requires internet, literacy skill and good phone manner.
Experience required: Fun, friendly, outgoing, active listening, confidential, non-judgemental, a desire to help people become the best version of themselves, when they choose to do so.
Travel details: Volunteer from home, ad-hoc, at times suitable for you.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Training details: Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Training offered for induction then optional specialisms as per individual.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 13 days ago

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.