Royal Voluntary Service Volunteer -18

  • VO85285


Description

To provide practical and emotional support to people in your local community to promote recovery/reablement following a hospital admission, significant medical intervention and/or a significant change in their circumstances due to health reasons.

Clients can be recovering from an illness or operation, be living with a life-limiting condition and/or be struggling with emotional well-being to due isolation.

As such, this support is very individualised and looks different for every client but is likely to include things like meeting for walks, having a cuppa and a chat at home or in a social setting (restrictions permitting), carrying out shopping/ medication collection etc., encouraging exercise/healthy eating and helping to source and participate in local activities.

Volunteers are matched with clients based on locality, interests and capacity and we always work flexibly around volunteer commitments. Volunteers can offer as little as an hour a fortnight up to several hours every week, all we ask is for a commitment, where possible, to a set day/time to allow for some consistency for our clients.

So if you are a friendly, compassionate and enthusiastic person who is looking to help a vulnerable person in your local area, consider becoming an RVS volunteer!

Organisation aims and objectives

RVS exists to help people maintain their independence and dignity, in their homes and communities. We do this through providing a number of services such as hospital and community services.

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Anything from an hour a fortnight up to full mornings/afternoons several times a week.

Frequency and commitment details

Travel costs (private car and public transport) are fully reimbursed Expenses are also paid

Restrictions

PVG required
Experience required: Friendly, Caring, Open-minded No experience required – full training provided
Travel details: Stirling Council area (travel costs are full reimbursed) – client homes and/or public places.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training is via a dedicated online platform (or paper copies can be issued) Training is ongoing and updated A dedicated co-ordinator is available for volunteer support
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 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.