Description

We are looking for volunteers who will be able to support individuals referred to the Help at Home service with a range of tasks which may be home based or supporting them to access and carry out activities in the community.

The support provided by the volunteer with be over a set period of time, which will be set out in a personal plan that is put together with the individual and our support worker. The support with allow them to build confidence, independence and possibly to encourage friendships and building connections in the community.

Volunteer tasks may include, assisting individuals to access public transport, assisting in the collection of pensions or prescriptions, supporting to attend appointments or access groups in the community.

Tasks with be set according to need with the individual and support worker with the aim that they will have the confidence and independence to carry out these tasks themselves.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Mid-Lin Help at Home is a new service which is part of Mid-Lin Day Care. The Help at Home service supports people over the age of 55 years who are returning home from hospital or are at risk of a hospital admission. They will require support from a volunteer to build confidence and independence in certain aspects of their lives.

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Each individual who receives support from the Help at Home Service will have a different amount of time each week over a period of 6 weeks. So volunteering time each week may vary but we would hope volunteers could commit around 1-4 hours per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking to recruit volunteers who enjoy meeting new people and chatting to others, are enthusiastic, friendly, non-judgemental and have an interest in caring for and supporting vulnerable adults.
Travel details: The opportunity covers the Dundee area
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed such as bus fares as long as a ticket/receipt is attached to an expenses form.
Training details: The Volunteer will complete our mandatory training including full service induction, fire safety, adult and child protection. There will be opportunities to attend ongoing training and to keep completed training up to date.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

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.