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.
Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.
Hand of Solace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization working with isolated/lonely elders and young people by offering direct services and support , all designed to help people make the most of life. We have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities to assist in this and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining our great volunteer team. This includes assisting with our Older People Volunteer Befriending Service.
Our Older People Volunteer Befrienders are matched on a 1:1 basis with an older person aged 50 and above within the North areas of Aberdeen(including-Stoneywood, Bucksburn, Dyce, Seaton, Northfield and Bridge of Don).Volunteer befrienders visit their befriendees once a week to spend quality time(2-3 hours) with them (which may include support with accessing /attending local activities ) to reduce loneliness and isolation.
We’ll give you all the training and support you need to do your role. All help will make a difference and be greatly appreciated.
Application forms may be accessed by filling out our volunteers interest form which may be found in our website at https://www.handofsolace.co.uk/apply-to-volunteer-with-us or by requesting through our email- firstname.lastname@example.org , or by phoning the contact number- 07378432436.
Hand of Solace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization working with isolated/lonely elders and young people by offering direct services and support , all designed to help people make the most of life.
Experience required: We are keen to recruit volunteer befrienders who are caring, good listeners, responsible, understanding, Trustworthy, kind and flexible.
Travel details: Our Volunteer Befrienders carry out agreed activities with their matched friend within Aberdeen City.
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: .We reimburse travel expenses up to £7 per day. Receipts must be provided, and volunteers may fill out the Monthly Report Sheet where they can state any work related expenses which have been prior approved by the Volunteers Co-ordinator. Volunteers are reimbursed at the end of the month except in significant circumstance where the management may decide to reimburse weekly.
Training details: Good training and support is provided to all volunteers. The volunteer befrienders are provided with induction and we further provide Child Protection Training, Adult Support and Protection training, Health and Safety training.
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