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.

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Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Onward Volunteer

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Hospital volunteers transform the lives of patients by providing social support during hospital stays. Volunteers provide conversation activities and practical support. Your role could range from supporting people on-wards to helping hospital visitors find their way to their appointments. A hospital volunteer role will be both a rewarding and challenging experience.

Your great conversational skills and caring manner will mean you will find this role hugely rewarding as you brighten a person’s day in hospital. You’ll need to be happy meeting new people and striking up conversations but will also be a good listener. We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet.
This role would suit someone who wants to
Be part of something
You want to have a regular place to go or a group of people to meet with regularly. You could join one of our friendly teams volunteering in your local hospital or be a part of one of the hundreds of groups and clubs who are supporting local people in your area.
Exercise values and beliefs
You believe people should have more options and control in their lives. You feel that communities shouldn’t allow people to become isolated and we should support our local groups and services. Whatever you choose to do, you will make others feel valued whilst having a real impact in your community.
Help others
You enjoy helping others and having a positive impact on someone’s life. You may have received this help yourself and now want to give such a gift back or maybe you would like to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Learn new skills
You may want to improve your confidence or gain new skills and experience. Volunteering can be an exciting stepping stone towards the next stage of your career or life whilst giving back to your community.
Make a difference
You want to have more influence and feel like you’re genuinely improving your local community. As well as helping out in local communities and hospitals, you could set up and lead a group or activity of your choice.
Make new friends
You want to make new friends while helping others at the same time. Whether you may want to build relationships in your community or simply make new friends, you will enjoy the benefits that volunteering can give.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide support for the older people in the community through the power of volunteering.










flexible to suit the volunteer's availability


Experience required: The aim of your role as an On Ward volunteer is to make a patient’s stay in hospital as comfortable as possible - by offering them your friendliness, energy and resourcefulness throughout your time there. You may also help encourage patients to eat and drink to help their recovery.
Travel details: Falkirk Community Hospital
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: olunteers can claim: • The cost of travel between home and the place of volunteering at 45p per mile .
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Taster session can be arranged to see if the role suits the volunteer.
Training details: There is a programme of training available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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