Support Volunteers

  • VO88608


Description

Dunbar Day Centre is a thriving charity located in the centre of Dunbar which supports older people from the local district either at the centre or in their own home. We are determined that Dunbar Day Centre's reputation for excellent local support will grow - not only in the work we do within the centre but also in our developing Community Outreach service.

Organisation aims and objectives

Throughout the week we support many older people, either at the centre or in their own homes. Our aims are to increase community participation, reduce loneliness and isolation and increase health and well being by supporting members and their carers to live the best life they can.

Availability

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Frequency and commitment details

Volunteers can offer 1 hour a week to meet someone for a cuppa, they can help with particular activities or meals times or they can offer whole days - flexible dependent on the time and sessions they have offered to give.

Restrictions

Experience required: Experience in health and social care is not required but we are looking for positive and empathetic individuals who have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. We welcome individuals with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for supporting older people.
Travel details: Buses - 106, X7 and local Eves Buses. Trains to Dunbar Station.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are available and can be claimed on a monthly basis as agreed.
Training details: Introductory training will be provided in house, experienced staff and trustees will support volunteers in their role. Ongoing training and development can be identified and sourced depending on the needs of both the organisation and the individual.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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.