Centre Volunteer

  • VO42612


Description

Working alongside the Day Centre Staff and existing Volunteers supporting our elderly service users. Assisting with meals and refreshments, helping with activities and outings.

Organisation aims and objectives

The key principals, aims and objectives of the day service are to maintain privacy, confidentiality, dignity, independence, and choice for older people and their carers residing in Midlothian. The opportunities which we provide to our service users and their carers allow them to participate in activities which they may have become excluded from because of their ill health, isolation or loneliness. The social support is designed to increase their confidence and their self-esteem and to support people to live in their own home for as long as possible.

Availability

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Minimum of 2 hours per week, ideally it would be a whole day per week. Service users come in from 11am. We are open 7 days per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Interested in working with older people Good listener Good people skills and the ability to work as part of a team Empathetic to the needs of elderly people
Travel details: Newtongrange. Lothian buses 48 & 29.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay public transport rates/mileage or provide a meal where appropriate.
Training details: Induction pack and support and supervision from Centre Staff. Ongoing training through relevant training organisations.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

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