Activity Volunteer

  • VO89326


Key duties:
• Physiotherapy prescribed activities for identified patients
• Social interaction and support through activity
• Check the safety of the walking aid prior to use
• Encouragement and motivation to carry out exercises and walking activity
• Promote physical activity opportunities with identified patientsTo ensure
• Referring any patient concerns about their clinical care to a nurse
Personal specification:
• Volunteers must be 18 or over or young people aged 17 – 18 undertaking a
recognised youth programme e.g. Duke of Edinburgh This is not a clinical role
and you will not be shadowing or assisting staff
• Ability to change direction of work to meet new demands
• Good listening and communication skills are essential
• Patience and composure
• A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach
• Reliable/ dependable and flexible
• Understanding of confidentiality
• Have a positive outlook and enthusiastic approach
• Ability to motivate patients to actively engage in exercises as identified
Additional requirements and general information
• Successful placement will be dependent on Disclosure Scotland PVG and
Occupational health clearances plus two character references
• Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
• Volunteers should not: undertake duties outside this role description without
checking first with the Volunteer Manager; undertake any manual handling
tasks without the appropriate training; undertake patients’ personal or clinical
• A volunteer can offer emotional support and empathy but must under no
circumstances offer advice of medical opinion on a patient’s treatment
• Volunteers are in place to complement the work of the paid staff and are not
used to replace roles that are normally undertaken by paid hospital
• Volunteers are bound by the ‘Volunteer Agreement’ which should be signed
and returned to the Volunteer Manager prior to undertaking this role
• You will be required to undertake training relevant to the role including:
corporate induction; role training prior to ward placement and other training as
identified for the role whilst on placement

Organisation aims and objectives

Volunteering opportunities within NHS Ayrshire & Arran