Community Volunteer

  • VO88013


Description

Volunteers be part of Real Life Volunteer Service providing services that help vulnerable people within the community and supports the work of local Real Life Options teams. Our values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility & Excellence underpin our approach and all our services recognise people for their individuality and are afforded the same dignity, respect, status and rights as other citizens.

Volunteer tasks are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge, this could include:

• Chatting to and befriending people we support
• Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well
• Everyday practical household tasks
• Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives
• Assist with shopping
• Support with correspondence
• Provide transport
• Support with social outings
• Assisting with pet care
• Assist with food preparation
• Prescription collections
• Support with Gardening and some physical tasks.
• Get involved with Social Events and being vital in improving the social lives of the people we support

Organisation aims and objectives

Real Life Options was first established in 1992 to support and empower people with learning disabilities and autism to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, we have grown to become a national provider of social support and care while staying true to our core ethos. We support people across the UK to develop their independence and achieve their potential. We recognise that to be excellent in our field, we need to truly understand and champion the changing needs and aspirations of the people we support. Through partnerships with families, thought-leader organisations and professional services, we believe in constantly evolving and providing a person-centred approach at every step in an individual’s support journey.

Availability

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Role can be flexible to meet the needs of both the volunteer and the organisation and those who receive support from volunteers, the time commitment is approx 2 hours per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Key Skills Required: • Good communication skills, to include listening, questioning, clarifying, observation and responding • Ability to provide feedback and information to a co-ordinator • Good time management • Knowledge of confidentiality requirements • Non judgemental
Travel details: The Real Life Options services in the Falkirk area are located at 88 Grahams Rd, Falkirk FK2 7DL, and 237 Glasgow Rd, Bonnybridge FK4 1QY.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are paid a standard mileage rate, they have to upload receipts to our internal system.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteer will receive a Service induction, online training through Ontrack and continued training and learning opportunities as appropriate.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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