Handyperson - Stonehouse area

  • VO64550


Description

The Hands on Project (HOP) is a well established project which provides an invaluable handyperson service to isolated members of the community who are frail, elderly, disabled or have mobility problems. The service provides practical assistance with minor tasks around the home such as changing smoke detector batteries, changing light bulbs or curtains or fitting new curtain or towel rails and many other tasks. We do not carry out decorating. Volunteers will not be asked to undertake tasks outside their comfort zone but will be allocated tasks according to their level of skill and expertise.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Hands on Project provides Befriending and in-house practical assistance for the elderly, disabled and those who are housebound. Volunteers from the local community are recruited and trained to carry out the tasks requested and are supported by a Volunteer Development Officer.

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2-3 hours per week (Monday - Friday) - 9am - 4:30pm

Restrictions

PVG Disclosure Check & References are required.
Experience required: If you are enthusiastic about helping older people to remain in their own homes and to feel less isolated we want to hear from you. All you need is to be able to complete basic DIY tasks such as change light bulbs, fit curtain poles, clean inside windows etc.
Travel details: Tasks are carried out within clients' homes within the Stonehouse area
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Where appropriate public transport costs are reimbursed. Car users receive mileage allowance.
Training details: Induction training and basic H&S will be given. Ongoing support will be provided by the Volunteer Development Officer and appropriate training will be given as available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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