Helper Service Volunteer

  • VO77371


Description

You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9am and 9pm, so that you can find a time that works for you and the individual that you are supporting.
The type of support our Helper volunteers give often includes:
• Companionship and emotional support
• Practical help
• A break for families and carers
• Information on other support available
•Support after a bereavement

Organisation aims and objectives

We provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. We'll be here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is, to help you cope when you don't know how. Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don't know what to do next or just need to talk. We'll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.

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Volunteers can claim for any reasonable expenses. Their manager can assist them with submitting claims and must see the original receipts when approving expenses claims. Expenses will be paid by bank transfer on approximately the 28th of each calendar month.

Restrictions

This role is only available to people aged 18 or over as it involves lone working.
Experience required: A friendly and sensitive approach, excellent listening skills and an ability to build rapport with others. Reliability and a willingness to be flexible and operate within the boundaries of the role. Self-awareness and emotional stability and a mature perspective on life and death. Confidentiality and respect for peoples’ privacy
Travel details: The Helper service covers all of Dundee and we will endeavour to match Volunteers with individuals who are within their part of town. The areas that volunteers can access or distance they are prepared to travel will be determined by where they live, if they have access to a car or will require to use public transport.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: All volunteers will receive induction training before they begin the role as well as training specific to the helper service. They will also receive ongoing training and support from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month 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.