No-One Dies Alone (South Ayrshire)

Current opportunities

No-one Dies Alone Ayrshire is a registered charity providing compassionate care to people in your community who are alone and dying. Our experienced volunteers help people by being there in their final hours, offering a break and support to those with families who need it. We offer our support free of charge and rely on alternative funding and events, which we organise from time to time. We are looking for volunteer event planners and fundraisers. What you will be doing: • Work within a dynamic team to deliver successful and enjoyable events for the visiting general public. • Onsite stewarding during public events. • Engage with the public, in particular families, in a range of activities. • Practical help with signage, marking out spaces for exhibitors, moving tables, putting up gazebos and so on. • Creating materials for events and assisting with the preparation work. • Basic administration tasks including photocopying, laminating etc. • Set up and break down on event days. • Post-event activities such as debriefings, clearing the site, event reviews. • Ensure the safety and enjoyment of the visiting general public. • Respect the values set by No One Dies Alone board of trustees. Volunteering can be a rewarding and much valued service.

Volunteering can be a rewarding and much valued service for many people who need it. At the moment we are also looking for more board members, in particular board members with experience in strategic marketing and fundraising as well as a digital trustee. To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees should perform the following functions: Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation. Develop direction, strategy and planning. Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work. Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff. Establish systems for reporting and monitoring. Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law. Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported.

The volunteer companion will provide bedside support/vigiling to those who are dying and alone and provide support or respite to those with families who need it. They will work fluidly, responding promptly to WhatsApp messages on the Rota Chat and replying whenever they can help. They will respond to emails promptly. They will read the guidelines in this role description and adhere to them at all times. They will attend training. They will provide evaluation feedback sheets to the Service Manager (lead) after training, and after each vigil. In addition they must provide details to the lead after any particularly challenging situations and confirm once they have received peer support, after each vigil. Main Responsibilities 1 To vigil and/or support any person that requires it following a referral being received. 2 To operate at all times within the guidelines and the policies, practice and ethos of No-one Dies Alone Ayrshire. 3 To regularly engage with the Service Manage through promptly responding to communications as soon as possible. 4 Maintain strict confidentiality, for all parties, and to sign and adhere to the confidentiality agreement. 5 To read through and watch the Samaritan’s training on listening (details provided below). 6 To familiarise themselves with Health Protection Scotland (HPS) guidance on infection control procedures and adhere to them. 7 The Volunteer Companion, in common with all staff and volunteers, has a duty to protect supported individuals from abuse and to report any concerns immediately to the lead, and where appropriate to the police. 8 All volunteers also have a duty to ensure they comply with requirements under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. They should familiarise themselves with the organisation’s policies and procedures and work within the policy framework including Confidentiality, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Code of Conduct.