Royal Voluntary Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC038924

RVS. aims to help people maintain independence and dignity in their own homes and communities, particularly in later life. This strategy places increased emphasis on: - Food delivered to the home - Extending the service we provide in hospitals to include not just cafes and shops but also patient support and get-you-home service - Community help schemes that support independence for older and housebound people at home and in their community - Emergency services to support those vulnerable through national or other disasters


Current opportunities

As a volunteer driver you will be helping clients to attend medical or social appointments - this can be to the hospital, GP, dentist or to visit family/friends; to the hairdressers or to a lunch group. Volunteers can also choose to help a client with shopping - using your own vehicle to drive to a shop to do a shop or accompany a client to the supermarket.

As a volunteer driver you will be helping clients to attend medical or social appointments - this can be to the hospital, GP, dentist or to visit family/friends; to the hairdressers or to a lunch group. Journeys can be local or longer. For example, a client may have an appointment in Aberdeen or Moray. Volunteers can also choose to help a client with shopping - using your own vehicle to drive to a shop to do a shop or accompany a client to the supermarket.

As a volunteer driver you will be helping clients to attend medical or social appointments - this can be to the hospital, GP, dentist or to visit family/friends; to the hairdressers or to a lunch group. Journeys can be local or longer. For example, a client may have an appointment in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire. Volunteers can also choose to help a client with shopping - using your own vehicle to drive to a shop to do a shop or accompany a client to the supermarket.

As part of our Supporting You at Home service we help vulnerable clients to become less isolated, increase confidence and become part of their local community. We accept referrals for people who have recently been discharged from hospital, but we consider applications for any adult aged 18+. Your role as a Support at Home Volunteer will be to offer valuable support for clients who require help with any of these services. This role is available in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. -Home Visit: you will provide a friendly chat/visit to someone who is lonely/isolated. -1-1 Garden Visit; 1-1 Assisted Walks: weather dependant! You can provide social companionship or encourage mobility. -Shopping: you can help get shopping for someone who is unable to do their own shopping or take someone shopping (depending on mobility) to encourage mobility and socialisation. -Transport: taking someone to an appointment. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact the RVS Grampian Team at: grampiansupport@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or 01224 937110.