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.
This is an opportunity to work with other volunteers to run Social Clubs at various locations throughout Shetland with support and guidance.
chatting with older adults / booking entertainment such a music, talks, photography / Organising activities such as board games / Arranging day trips for example visiting a museum / taking a register / handling money / reporting any concerns about an elderly person / booking transport.
Volunteers arrive early to set up and stay to finish up any activity.
Our volunteers make a difference to the lives of people in their communities, helping them to live independently and with dignity or to others, caught up in emergencies and disasters. Providing much needed support and services to people who need them most e.g. accompanied shopping, p.o., banking trips, writing letters, filling in forms, reading, helping at social and/or lunch clubs, driving to appointments and clinics, hairdressers, supporting annual events e.g. Flu fairs, soup & sandwiches, Christmas party/lunch. Supporting Blue Light organisations in emergencies.
Volunteer needs to be reliable.
Experience required: Good communication skills, experience of working with the elderly, basic numeracy skills.
Travel details: Various throughout Shetland
Minimum age: 14
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet