Current opportunity

Hamnavoe is a residential care home in Stromness. Our Activities Volunteers help us create a fun and stimulating environment for our residents. Sharing your hobbies, skills and time could significantly brighten an older person’s day, helping them to feel more excited by life and connected to the world around them. You might be able to offer an hour a week or an hour a month. The role is flexible and does not require a fixed commitment. Activities can include physical, social and leisure activities that are ideally tailored to the residents’ interests. This could range from a bit of pampering with hair styling or nail painting, to leisure activities such as reading, gardening, arts and crafts, conversation, and singing. Volunteers will be matched with activities and residents, so everyone feels comfortable and enjoys themselves. Key activities • One to one activities with residents tailored to both your own interests and the residents. • Supporting group activities What could a volunteer gain from the experience? The satisfaction of making a real difference to the quality of life of residents. A sociable environment that will be very people focussed. An opportunity to gain experience in a social care setting. Get to meet new people and develop friendships with a varied group of new people, from residents to staff and other volunteers.