Meaningful Activity Volunteer

  • VO84335


Description

• Carry out meaningful activities 1:1 with patients, such as painting, pampering, games, music, looking at old photos, quizzes, games etc with the patients
• Taking part in socialising group activities such as arts & crafts, games and listening to music
• Support the set up and tidy up of activities e.g. Afternoon Teas and crafts
• Physical activities e.g. accompanying patients for walks with the consent of staff.

Availability

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Mon – Sun: 10 am – 2pm and 2pm – 6pm

Restrictions

Experience required: • An understanding of dementia • Good communication and listening skills • Non judgemental and sensitive approach • Positive attitude • Willingness to learn • A confident, articulate and personable manner, with understanding and empathy • A good understanding of confidentiality • A commitment to high standards and quality service • Reliable, punctual and committed • Patience, understanding and sensitivity of the needs of patients and their families
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed out of pocket expenses which are incurred when carrying out this volunteer role will be reimbursed in line with the NHS Lothian volunteer expenses policy and signed off by the VSM.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months 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.