Royal Voluntary Service (Dundee)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038924

Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across the UK so people can be independent and active. Much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to everyday problems of loneliness and isolation.

Current opportunity

Home from Hospital Volunteers are needed to provide a friendly and confidential service to people as they return home after being in hospital. Our volunteers offer one-to-one, short-term, practical support, which enables patients to return home with confidence when no other support is available. You might help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, going for short walks, or a ’run’ in the car, or just being there when people begin to do things for themselves. Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you visit, which is hugely rewarding for both you and the people you support. We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills, so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet.