We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. We care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases. All our services are free and are provided when and where they are needed- in patients’ own homes, in hospitals and care homes and in our Hospice at Denny. We are passionate about providing high quality services, including: inpatient care; day care; specialist advice in the community; Hospice@Home; bereavement and pastoral care and lymphoedema. We are proud of the professionalism and expertise of our staff and their motivation to put each patient and family at the heart of everything we do. We are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.
The volunteers are one of Strathcarron Hospices greatest assets; we simply could not provide our care and services without them. Volunteers make an enormous difference both to the viability of the service and they also provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
We are currently looking to recruit volunteers for our Compassionate Neighbours project. The project involves ordinary people who help other ordinary people who are living with the challenges of deteriorating health or are carers, within their own communities. We are believers that small acts of help and kindness can make a big difference. There are a number of Volunteering Opportunities within Compassionate Neighbours, including the below role and others too. You will be working closely with Susan, Mandy and Abbe in our Community team, at times that suit you. Full support is given to all our volunteers.
Information Input Volunteers will receive training and be provided to input information about local services onto a national database. We have gathered up all the info, and need some helping hands to pop in onto the ALISS database for others to access. It will be a valuable tool for our Befrienders and Daycare patients. You DO NOT have to be an IT whizz for this! Just be able to type and happy to pop along to an initial guidance session.
All you need to carry out this role is a little bit of free time, the ability to chat comfortably to members of the public, and compassion! We will provide full support and training, and pride ourselves in valuing our volunteers.
Specialist palliative care and community services including befriending.
Experience required: All you need to carry out this role is a little bit of free time, the ability to chat comfortably to members of the public, and compassion! We will provide full support and training, and pride ourselves in valuing our volunteers.
Travel details: mileage paid at 40p per mile monthly
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Please get in touch if you want to chat further and we can give you more info as an induction. We will provide all necessary training before hand, and we also provide further training on a variety of subjects for volunteers who would like to come along. All our volunteers are highly valued and therefore we ensure you get the best support. We are always available to chat to, meet up with, and give support whenever it is needed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet