Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (better known as CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.
CHAS have recently piloted an exciting new home support volunteer service to help deliver support to families in their own homes. Due to the success of this pilot we are now looking to expand this service to reach more families who require our help and support.
Two main activities home support volunteers would be involved within would be sibling support and practical support. Sibling support can include helping siblings with homework, activity and play, drop off and pick up from clubs or groups and practical support can include cleaning, ironing, shopping and/or dog walking. Any prospective volunteers might be interested in one of these areas or both.
You will make a massive difference to the lives of families going through the most difficult time of their lives.
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We offer care for the whole family in our two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. We are currently supporting over 300 families, as well as significant number of families who receive bereavement support. Our services are funded mainly through the generousity of our many supporters who help us to raise over £9million needed each year to provide these hospice services.
Experience required: Compassionate nature, a desire to support families in their own home, ability to be flexible and reliable, good listening skills and shared values with CHAS: respect, care, honesty, accountability.
Travel details: Dependant on where families require support. We will try and keep travelling down to a minimum where possible.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
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