Through the kindness of trained, compassionate companions the No-One Dies Alone Ayrshire program provides companionship and support for dying people, and their families, at the end of life. The companion’s honour and respect for the person’s dignity and comfort as death approaches is at the heart of this program.
Main duties will involve sitting with people who are dying and alone, or for those with families who need either respite or some support.
To vigil/support people who are dying in their final hours. To support and give respite to those with families who need it.
Experience required: No experience necessary but every volunteer is expected to look after themselves/self nurture when they feel the need. They will also be expected to attend regular Companion Support meetings and to respond to emails and WhatsApp messages.
Free Complementary Therapies will be available at Dumfries House, Cumnock for all volunteers whenever required.
Travel details: Volunteers will work throughout Ayrshire
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid
Training details: One day training will be provided to prepare volunteers as much as possible.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer