Voluntary Action Angus
Charity registered in Scotland
Breast Buddies Angus is a project aiming to reduce the breastfeeding drop off rates at 6-8 weeks and also increase the overall breastfeeding rates in Angus. Breast Buddies Angus trains peer volunteers to support mothers to reach their individual breastfeeding goals. The roles available within the project are/will be:
- Online Breastfeeding Support via the Breast Buddies Angus Facebook Group.
- Community Groups running throughout Angus
- Text Messaging Support
- Home Visits for new parents and babies.
- Newborn Breastfeeding Support at Arbroath Maternity Unit
People interested in becoming breastfeeding volunteers with Breast Buddies Angus will be invited for an informal talk with the Breast Buddies Coordinator and will be invited to join the closed Volunteer Facebook Group. They will be given an application form, which includes the request for two references. The Breast Buddies Coordinator can be contacted on Kimberley@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/breastbuddiesangus/
Volunteer Telephone Befrienders are required to call vulnerable, lonely, isolated people within the Angus community for a
friendly chat. Hopefully, when permitted, this will progress on to a visiting befriending service.
If you would be interested in volunteering to partake in this valuable, worthwhile and fulfilling opportunity. Voluntary Action look forward to hearing from you.
Digital Champions help people who get devices through Connecting Scotland to do things online such as:
· Connecting a device to the internet using Wi-Fi and entering the password when they need to.
· Sharing documents by attaching them to an email.
· Understanding that not all online information and content that they see is reliable.
The aim is that with support from Digital Champions, learners will be able to use the internet safely, confidently and effectively. Digital Champions usually work in frontline positions in third and public sector organisations e.g. support workers, advice officers and befrienders but all staff who come into regular contact with service users can be a Digital Champion.
The kind of things our Digital Champions will help our learners with are:
· Setting up their device.
· Setting up and email address
· Show them how to use video calling.
· Show them how to shop online.
A support session with learners usually takes place in person once or twice a week but can also be done remotely if required. 30 – 45 minutes is usually enough time to make some progress without overwhelming the learner. All this will depend on who you’re working with and what they need. It also depends on how your organisation usually delivers support.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact VAA on 01307 466113 alternatively you can email – firstname.lastname@example.org