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.
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.
Carer Ambassadors have a valuable role in helping to promote the work of Dundee Carers Centre and raise awareness of carers' issues at a local level. They will be the visible ‘face’ of the organisation in the community centres, GP surgeries, etc. A Carer Ambassador will represent the needs of carers and reach out to hidden carers, those who have not been identified by professionals or just don’t recognise themselves as carers. This could be through creating information stands while sharing knowledge and skills with other people.
To provide information and support services to disabled people and carers. To ensure disabled people and carers understand and exercise their rights to services and support and act in an advocacy role if required. To work with others to identify gaps in services and develop and manage services to fill those gaps.
As Carer Ambassadors you will need to have a certain level of maturity and life experience.
Experience required: Carer Ambassadors should have some form of experience of being a carer themselves, either currently or at some point in their lives. This role would suit someone who is friendly with good communication & social skills and the ability to empathise.
Travel details: Carer Ambassadors will be out in various areas of the community, with focus in the Lochee and Menzieshill areas, while promoting the organisation and reaching out to carers.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Dundee Carers Centre provides full travel expenses for volunteers, payable on a monthly basis.
Training details: All volunteers will receive induction training and also training specific to their particular role within the organisation. General training sessions are run on a regular basis and volunteers can opt in as they choose.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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