Community Support Services Volunteer - Dundee

  • VO93347


Community Support Volunteers support people who have had one of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one setting either in service user's home, community venue or care home. The service will all depend on Scottish Government Covid guidelines.

The service can be delivered to provide specified person-centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.

To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) schemes in Scotland (PVG).

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.










Frequency and commitment details

Flexible with day and time. Will take each referral case by case to suit both volunteer and service user.


Experience required: • Caring and considerate • Patient • Non-judgemental • Desire to support people • Good communication skills • Reliable • Understanding of confidentiality
Travel details: Volunteers are entitled to claim out of pocket expenses, as agreed in advance with their staff contact.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are paid.
Training details: CHSS will provide a training package to support you in your role which will include: • An Introduction to Stroke • Supported Communication • Your Volunteer Role and Responsibilities • Dealing with Endings • Emergency First Aid at Work • Assisting with Mobility