Safer Ageing Volunteer 18+

  • VO85055


Description

Safer Ageing Volunteers may carry out the following roles:
• Promoting the work of Hourglass Scotland and raising awareness of issues around safer ageing and abuse of older people
• Hosting (or assisting with) interest/activity groups for older people
• Hosting (or assisting with) coffee mornings/social events
• Hosting information stands at events/venues
• Making regular Safer Ageing phone calls or visits to older people
• Acting as an advocate on behalf of an older person
• Providing information and advice via our Helpline, including casework support for those who require more in-depth support
• Other tasks may be undertaken in line with volunteer’s skills and interests, and the needs of the charity and those we serve

Further information:
Please contact Colin Scott, Community Response Co-ordinator, Hourglass Scotland:
Tel: 07496 323 801 E-mail: colinscott@wearehourglass.org

Applying for this position:
If you’d like to apply for this position, please complete and return the enclosed application form to:

Carralanne Bradley
Hourglass Scotland
PO Box 29244
Dunfermline, KY12 2EG

Or email completed applications to: Carralannebradley@wearehourglass.org

Organisation aims and objectives

Hourglass Scotland (formerly Action on Elder Abuse Scotland) is dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people.

Restrictions

Experience required: • demonstrate commitment to Hourglass’s ethos of “Safer Ageing, Stopping Abuse”. • demonstrate an understanding of the experiences of and issues affecting older people • are reliable and able to commit to the agreed hours, as well as initial training • display patience, sensitivity, and resilience • can maintain confidentiality and deal appropriately with sensitive issues • have the ability to listen patiently and constructively, and provide a
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will cover all out-of-pocket expenses, and arrange regular support meetings with other volunteers and staff.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

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