Activities Volunteer (Extra-Care Housing Loanhead)

  • VO91401


Description

Volunteer Visitors help to reduce loneliness and enhance wellbeing for the tenants of Hawthorn Gardens extra-care housing development in Loanhead by leading activities and entertainment for small groups of residents.
Volunteers will plan, set up, lead, and tidy up after activities for small groups of residents with the support of on-site staff. Activities could include carpet bowls, crafts, quizzes, board games, musical entertainment, gentle chair exercise and gardening. With each visit they make, volunteers can expect to feel the immediate impact of donating their time as they help to enhance wellbeing for local people in Midlothian. Get in touch to find out about upcoming dates for volunteer training and start your journey today!

Organisation aims and objectives

Health care facilities and Hospitals

Availability

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1-2 hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: · Good communication skills · Confidence in leading a small group · Patient and non-judgemental · Punctual and reliable · A warm, friendly, and professional approach · A skill or talent to share (eg. crafts, gardening, card games, music)
Travel details: Lothian Buses 37 stops on the main road outside Hawthorn Gardens. Lothian Buses 47 and Borders Buses X62 stop a 10 minute walk away.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the NHS Lothian Volunteer Expenses Policy
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 20 days ago