We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Current opportunity

Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a Kindness Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home. Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a kindness caller is so important. Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done through our new telephone check in service, text message or facetime call to our existing service users and anyone who needs us. Required Skills • A friendly, listening ear • Willingness to help your local community • Willingness to follow medical advice in order to keep yourself and others safe About Your Training Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing: • Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions • Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances • Training in telephone, text or facetime support • Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’ If you are interested in this role, please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You can also contact the coordinator directly via the email provided below. Please be patient, due to increased service demand coordinators may take slightly longer to get back to you.
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