About Volunteering at CHSS
Volunteers are vital to the success of No Life Half Lived strategy. We will double the number of volunteers that we have to reach everybody who needs us and help us to raise funds. Our Volunteer Steering Group will make sure that every volunteer is supported so they have the best experience and become ambassadors for CHSS in their local communities. CHSS is also accredited with the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.
About the Role
You’ll support people living with our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to engage fully in activities of their choosing and within their community. You’ll provide specified support for the service user which will be dependent upon their individual goal(s). This could involve support with specific physical and/or everyday activities or specific use of communication strategies in either one-to-one, small group support or a combination of both.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an independent Scottish charity. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland after a stroke, or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland;- · offers vital advice, support and information to those affected · arranges group and 1-1 support in the community · influences public policy to ensure that people get the services they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
Experience required: Volunteers should be patient, caring & considerate, non-judgemental, reliable, have good communication skills, a desire to support people and an understanding of confidentiality.
Travel details: This depends on the location of service users but may be in Dundee Royal Victoria Hospital. It will generally be in the Dundee city and suburbs. Volunteers are entitled to claim out of pocket expenses, as agreed in advance with their staff contact and in line with the CHSS expenses policy.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage and public transport expenses paid in line with the CHSS expenses policy
Training details: Our volunteers will be fully supported to undertake their role safely and effectively. You will be given an induction and be expected to undertake core learning which may include: An Introduction to Stroke, Supported Communication, Your Volunteer Role and Responsibilities, Dealing with Endings, Emergency First Aid at Work, Assisting with Mobility. You will also receive ongoing support throughout your volunteering journey. This will include regular catch ups with your staff contact.
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