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

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.



Description

Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a Kindness
Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe
and well at home.
Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and
right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried
and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a kindness
caller is so important.
Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and
provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done
through our new telephone check in service, text message or facetime call to our
existing service users and anyone who needs us

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.

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Restrictions

Experience required: A friendly, listening ear Willingness to help your local community Willingness to follow medical advice in order to keep yourself and others safe
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions • Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances • Training in telephone, text or facetime support • Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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