Social Support

  • VO38901


Description

The Community Volunteer Service offers social support to those with a life limiting illness receiving palliative care in their own homes. This is an opportunity to offer support with activities such as:

  • taking the person for a walk
  • taking them to the shops
  • going for a coffee with them
  • going to the cinema
  • sitting chatting
  • going for a drive
  • accompanying the person to appointments.
    Individuals will be matched with volunteers, depending on the type of activity each would like to do.

Organisation aims and objectives

Roxburgh House provides palliative care for those with a life limiting illness.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for volunteers with good communication skills and the ability to get on with others.
Travel details: Depending on the activity, in the individual's house or possible trips around Dundee, e.g., shops, cinema, park, pub.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: Induction will cover moving and handling, cross infection, loss and bereavement training. 1:1 and group support is planned.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago