Home Support Volunteer - CHAS

  • VO98778
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

A rewarding role, where you are making a direct difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
Home Support Volunteers visit families in their own homes (in your local area), to provide practical support to ‘lighten the load’ of family life.

It may include:
Housekeeping – hoovering, ironing, changing beds, general tidying,
Practical Sibling Support - spending time with siblings/play
Or other tasks identified by families eg. taking pet dog for a walk

What is Required?
*You can volunteer on any day of the week; mornings, afternoons, or early evenings. An average shift is approx 2 hours with the family, and ideally we are looking for a weekly commitment. All training will be provided, with ongoing support from Team Lead.

  • You need to be able to drive
    *You need online access to complete a 'visit log ' (this can be done on a phone, laptop or tablet)
    *We welcome friendly, caring people to join our team

To find out more, please contact Emma Steel on emmasteel@chas.org.uk or 01389 722079,
or apply directly via the CHAS Website

Organisation aims and objectives

CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We offer care for the whole family in our two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. We are currently supporting over 300 families, as well as significant number of families who receive bereavement support. Our services are funded mainly through the generousity of our many supporters who help us to raise over £9million needed each year to provide these hospice services.

Availability

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Morning
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Restrictions

Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident when volunteering. We provide Induction Training before starting to visit families. You will also be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role. You will receive ongoing support and supervision from the Home Support Lead, and opportunities to connect with other Home Support Volunteers.