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Kindness Callers (during Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak)

  • VO82973
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are running the biggest ever volunteer recruitment campaign to help vulnerable people who have one of our conditions and are self-isolating during the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Relevant training and regular contact with a volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions is provided to all volunteers.

*Please sign up online - www.chss.org.uk/kindness or for further advice, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk

*For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland please visit www.chss.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is the country’s largest charity offering care and support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our network of stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers, peer support volunteers and researchers help people across Scotland regain their confidence and rebuild their lives. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full.

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.
Travel details: Home based.

Support

Training details: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing: *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,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 days 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.