Support At Home Volunteer

  • VO92846


Description

As part of our Supporting You at Home service we help vulnerable clients to become less isolated, increase confidence and become part of their local community. We accept referrals for people who have recently been discharged from hospital, but we consider applications for any adult aged 18+. Your role as a Support at Home Volunteer will be to offer valuable support for clients who require help with any of these services. This role is available in Aberdeenshire.
-Home Visit: you will provide a friendly chat/visit to someone who is lonely/isolated.
-1-1 Garden Visit; 1-1 Assisted Walks: weather dependant! You can provide social companionship or encourage mobility.
-Shopping: you can help get shopping for someone who is unable to do their own shopping or take someone shopping (depending on mobility) to encourage mobility and socialisation.
-Transport: taking someone to an appointment.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact the RVS Grampian Team at: grampiansupport@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or 01224 937110.

Organisation aims and objectives

RVS. aims to help people maintain independence and dignity in their own homes and communities, particularly in later life. This strategy places increased emphasis on: - Food delivered to the home - Extending the service we provide in hospitals to include not just cafes and shops but also patient support and get-you-home service - Community help schemes that support independence for older and housebound people at home and in their community - Emergency services to support those vulnerable through national or other disasters

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Restrictions

Experience required: Enjoy meeting new people, genuine interest in helping vulnerable people, awareness of personal boundaries, safeguarding issues. Friendly and outgoing personality, excellent verbal communications skills. Flexible and reliable. Good knowledge of local area. Able to drive is an advantage if supporting people to get to appointments or taking them shopping.
Travel details: Volunteers will support clients who can be anywhere in Aberdeenshire. We aim to match volunteers with clients in their local area. If you cannot drive, you should be willing to travel to your client.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Relevant out of pocket volunteer expenses are reimbursed as per RVS expenses policy e.g.: bus fares, car mileage. 45p per mile.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will receive a Welcome/Induction session to discuss the charity and expectations; the recruitment process; what online learning and compliance needs to be completed. Online Learning modules include Safeguarding; Health & Safety; Understanding Dementia. You will receive ongoing support by the Grampian Team, we have an ‘open door policy’ where we encourage volunteers to contact us if there is any concerns or questions.

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