Roar - Connections for Life

Roar - Connections for Life

Charity registered in Scotland SC042041

Improve health & well being older adults


Current opportunities

Roar Connections for Life would like to recruit a volunteer handyperson to assist in the delivery of clubs and projects across Renfrewshire. Roar hires venues across the county and the halls need to be set up and cleared away at the start and end of each session and this requires volunteers to fold and stack tables and chairs and ensure all safety checks are in place before the venue is locked up.

There are two options with this volunteering opportunity, a purely volunteering role or an intial period as a volunteer while training is delivered resulting in qualification as a self employed Roar Footcare Technician. In response to changes in NHS eligibility for toenail cutting Roar Connections for Life has added Roar do Feet to the menu of services available to older people. We organise toenail cutting clinics in five venues across Renfrewshire. Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive training and support covering theory and practice, once they have completed the programme they will qualify as Roar Foot Technicians on a self employed basis, paid at an hourly rate of £8.50 per hour .Volunteers will be required to:- • Set up foot care clinic station • Adhere to all guidance and instruction and the Roar assessment process • Deliver personal footcare ensuring adherence to hygiene procedures • Use appointment system • Charge and record appropriately • Clear up station and area • Replenish stock bags • Any other relevant task

Working in partnership with local agencies Roar Connections for Life wishes to recruit volunteers who will assist in the delivery of information sessions around advising the general public about the best methods of supporting people with falls prevention information and how to get off the floor safely after a fall. Volunteers will be trained by Roar staff in how to deliver these information sessions including physical demonstrations. The volunteers then take the information and practical demonstration which lasts approx. 20 minutes to local community groups around Renfrewshire.

The opportunity will involve some or all of the following; Preparation of tables; place settings, knifes, forks etc. prior to ROAR Club commencing; Food service; plating the pre-cooked hot lunch/snacks. Serving food to club members; clearing tables; washing/drying dishes; assisting with the club health and social activity programmes; to support members to be as independent and well connected within their local community as they can