Boost Box Delivery Volunteers

  • VO88076


Description

A Boost Box consists of 14 individual 100 calorie snacks that are to be consumed in-between meals at 2 a day for 7 days. A person can receive a boost box for 3-5 consecutive weeks.

You would be the key person delivering the boxes across Dundee – allowing you to develop a working relationship with the recipients (usually older people) of the boxes.

Providing someone with a boost box gives them time and choices to build their appetite while learning different ways to manage their nutritional wellbeing. Support is offered on a one to one personalised basis and provides a holistic approach to nutritional needs and can also include weekly phone calls, advice, support and signposting to other services.

Undernutrition can be caused due to a variety of reasons: social isolation, illness and finances. By providing this holistic approach to undernutrition we empower the individual to become selfsupporting.

As a volunteer and valued member of our team you will be supported and trained to enable you to feel confident in your role. Eg

• Induction training
• Safety protocols
• Communication
• Prevention of under nutrition

No experience in nutrition is required however you must be able to drive and have access to a car.

You can get involved on days and times that suit you.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA) vision is a socially just, healthy and sustainable Dundee that is culturally diverse where people's voices are heard and power and decision-making is equally shared. As of 1 October 2019, Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA) has brought together Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee into one organisation, combining our expertise in the following areas: • Healthcare and Wellbeing – working together to provide a better, more integrated adult health and social care service; • Community Planning and Representation – providing strong and cohesive representation of the third sector with clear links to Community Planning Partnerships; • Organisational Support and Development – providing a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector in the local area; • Volunteering – working with individuals, communities and organisations to involve, inspire and engage people in volunteering and make Dundee a better place. DVVA together with Dundee Social Enterprise Network forms Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. DVVA in partnership with Dundee City Council is working to support vulnerable people in the community during the current COVID-19 crisis through Community Support Centres across Dundee. As part of this partnership, DVVA is recruiting community response volunteers.

Availability

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Restrictions

Experience required: No experience of nutrition is required however the volunteer should be kind and empathetic with a desire to help people. Volunteers should have a patient approach with older people.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Petrol will be reimbursed
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A staff member will be able to spend time to take you through the process of what volunteering would look like including phone calls and delivery of the boost box.
Training details: Volunteer’s line of contact will be available for support when needed. Volunteer will also be provided induction training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 12 days ago