Top Toes Reception Volunteer

  • VO85470


Description

Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service for clients who are unable to provide their own personal foot care. This project supports the work of NHS podiatry services, allowing them to focus on quality care for those who really need it. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls among vulnerable older people. Clients will be given their own set of clippers at first appointment and will bring with them to each subsequent appointment.

The Top Toes Reception Volunteer tasks will include:

  • providing a warm welcome to clients who attend for their appointments
  • receive donations from clients using the service when they attend for their appointments

Whilst this project is currently unable to run footcare clinics due to current COVID restrictions, the Top Toes team are keen to hear from interested volunteers now so they can be prepared to begin this much valued service again as soon as it is possible to do so.

Organisation aims and objectives

Braveheart is a small charity, operating in the Forth Valley area of Scotland, which provides self management support groups and a led walking programme to adults with or at risk of developing long term health problems, particularly coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Braveheart's model is unique to the UK. It is entirely volunteer led, and it takes a community development approach. Brave heart trains lay volunteers, many of whom have long term health conditions themselves and it involves them as leaders. Our approach is to engage with " high risk" individuals in non clinical settings such as community centres and church halls to support and encourage them to take responsibility for improving their health.

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Footcare clinic sessions will take place at varying times and days throughout the week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers should be over 16 and have an open, friendly and welcoming personality, good at dealing with people, able to observe strict confidentiality, communicate well with others. Previous experience of working within a medical / health environment would be an advantage but not essential.
Travel details: Footcare clinics will be held in locations across the Falkirk district.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction and training will be completed with the Top Toes Development Worker. The Top Toes Development Worker will be available to support volunteers throughout their volunteering experience.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 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.