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To support hospital staff to enhance patient experience.
Core Duties include:
· To liaise with Activity Support Worker to plan the day’s activities.
· To assist with practical preparation/setting up and clearing away of any group materials.
· To take part in Arts & Crafts/Board Games or other focused activities.
· To support, encourage and enable group participants to engage with and take part in group activities.
· To listen to and talk with patients.
· To provide companionship to patients who may have few visitors.
· One to one contact with patients. Some periods of sole responsibility.
· To feed back any concerns regarding the wellbeing of patients to nursing staff in the first instance.
· To wear ID badge at all times while on duty.
· Respecting confidentiality, maintaining the persons dignity and comply with the NHS Tayside Confidentiality Policies.
· To comply with NHS Tayside volunteering policies and guidelines.
· To be aware of and comply with NHS Tayside policies relevant to the role eg Health & Safety, Infection Prevention Control, Social Media etc.
· To feed back any concerns regarding the wellbeing of patients to nursing staff in the first instance.
· To attend mandatory training as required.
These are the primary core duties of an Activity Assistant Volunteer, however certain activities can be changed or amended to suit requirements, under the supervision of the Senior Charge Nurse, Senior Ward Member or Activity Support Worker.
During weekly Positive Notes Singing Groups (Mondays) the volunteer will accompany Occupational Therapy staff on a musical instrument, a piano/keyboard is provided in the rehearsal room but guitar may also be possible. The Volunteer will lead vocal warm ups and also some of the singing.
This may suit a music student, retired teacher or someone with experience of working with choirs or musicals. The Volunteer must be able to read sheet music, adjust keys of songs to suit vocal range, adjust timing to suit the singers and play to a good level. As you will be working with vulnerable adults you will need to be friendly and understanding as the group has of a wide range of additional needs and varying levels of ability.
Client Group: Adults with Learning Disabilities
Core Duties Include:
· Assisting the OT/OTA to deliver the session’s planned programme of activities, vocal games, vocal warm ups, playing songs, teaching new songs.
· Managing your own sheet music.
· Contributing ideas for vocal warm ups and song suggestions.
· Asking the OT/OTA to deal with any client concerns during the session or direct clients to OT staff.
· Complying with NHS Tayside Policy relating to all aspects of volunteering.
· Wearing ID badge at all times whilst in the session.
Additional Duties may include:
· Teaching/demonstrating to clients how to play ukuleles, xylophones, chime bars.
· Accompanying singers at a show twice a year.
Each year Erskine cares for ex-Servicemen and women from all backgrounds. You can help us make a difference to the lives of our country’s Veterans who have sacrificed so much. We are looking for volunteers to assist our activities staff to give our Veterans a stimulating and fun environment and the quality of life they deserve. You can help us to achieve this by offering your time, skillset, energy and support. There are lots of different activities that you can get involved with and you will be matched to the activities that suit you best. Erskine Park is a lovely homely environment where the care is excellent and we have fabulous staff who can support you.
Creative wellbeing volunteers should have a creative skill of their own and an understanding of how engaging with
creativity can support positive wellbeing and reduce stress. They will be keen to share their creative skill with others.
The Volunteer and Training Coordinator at Carers of East Lothian will support them by organising an opportunity
to deliver a workshop introducing carers to the skill. A wide variety of skills could be introduced to carers, but could
include: art, dance, drama, cooking, baking, yoga, writing, needlework, photography, pottery, knitting, music, holistic
Carers of East Lothian will support the volunteer to identify a suitable venue, source resources, provide
administrative support, advertise and promote the session, conduct risk assessments and support the facilitation of
Volunteers could provide a one of session, but it may be more suitable to run multiple sessions. If interest is
high, volunteers may be invited to run further sessions in the future.
Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit an Activities Organiser for the Wider Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Group. As our local group Activities Organiser you’ll play a crucial role in developing and planning activities and events with your local group. You’ll be responsible for creating and coordinating an annual calendar of events and making sure they’re run safely and effectively to make the most impact. You’ll take a lead role at events on the day and inspire your fellow volunteers to get involved.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your organisation, communication, administration and negotiation skills. To find out more about what services this group currently offer please go to https://volunteers.mssociety.org.uk/activities-organiser
We estimate this role will need around 2 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers.
You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the local area the group to carry out this role.
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The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
Love Wool? Maybe you have a good knowledge of knitting? Fancy helping in our Yarns and Crafts project? Then, Moray Reach Out would love to hear from you. Yarns & Crafts is a fantastic yarn and haberdashery shop. We stock a wide range of quality yarn and our very own hand-spun wool, excellent range of buttons, ribbon and basic items for quilters and patchwork plus many other haberdashery items.
Our trainees have an opportunity to work and learn in the shop within a safe and supportive environment. They are able to learn skills associated with retail, from a training programme aimed at their individual needs, and some specific skills such as health and safety, money skills and window dressing.
We are looking for volunteers who are keen to help others and who are happy to share their knowledge to help our trainees and customers. The shop is open from Monday to Friday 9.30-4, and times are flexible to suit you. Volunteers will receive training on how the shop works, and tasks such as working the till.
Become part of two of Forres' most historic buildings by volunteering. The Forres Heritage Trust needs volunteers to help meet and greet visitors at both the Tolbooth in Forres High Street and Nelson's Tower on Cluny Hill.
The Forres Heritage Trust celebrates and helps preserve the great buildings, including the Tolbooth and Nelson’s Tower, histories, stories and traditions that embody this area’s unique cultural heritage, both now and for future generations.
The Trust has created new tours at the Tolbooth which unlocks the history of the building’s old police office and cells, highlighting the newly renovated courtroom as well as the parapet around the clock tower – which has never been open to the public before.
Volunteers are needed as tour guides, to help by providing a warm welcome and to help visitors understand the history and context of both these remarkable buildings and their conservation.
Could you help to inspire and engage our visitors with helping to tell the story and fascinating history of both of the Tolbooth and Nelson’s Tower?
Find out more ***Volunteer Drop in*** March 15 2023 *** Meet other volunteers and find out how to get involved. If you want more information but cannot make this date, there will be another drop in on March 18 and a third one on May 8.
Training and support will be given to all volunteers, giving you materials and information for your own learning.
Frequency of tours and times are initially dependent on volunteers' availabilities. If you would like to find out more about this role, or the drop-ins, or just to have a chat, please get in touch by emailing Peter Haworth email@example.com
Braeburn Court provides respite care and short breaks in St Margaret’s Hope for older people. We are looking for volunteers to help with social activities such as visiting for a chat, reading newspapers or books aloud, making crafts or playing music. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience of volunteering in social care but also anyone who has a fun skill to share, some time to give or just loves having a blether.
Role involves being in the Youth Project between 6.30 and 10pm to assist the workers with between 20 and 60 youngsters dropping in on any evening. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Any skills that the volunteers have can be brought to play. (we have hair and beauty evenings, have taught some knitting and crafts or it may be music) but that element is not necessary. There is nothing compulsory in the Attic and the buzz comes from interaction, chat and activities chosen by the youngsters themselves. Manning the Cafe Bar, maybe playing some pool,darts or air hockey is all part of it. PVG check required. For further information contact Caroline Fife -firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for friendly, sociable people who will be able to help us out with our events and activities on board HMS Unicorn, including our talks, holiday activities, pirate fun days and school groups. You will assist with the organisation and running of these events, as well as contributing ideas for future events and activities.
You will develop excellent communication, organisational and public engagement skills as well as a creative flair. Volunteers will be given relevant training and support by the Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer.
The key tasks will include:
• Working with people of all ages, especially children
• Being friendly and helpful to our visitors to give them a great experience at our events
• Assisting the Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer in the design and delivery of diverse activities and materials
To apply get in touch with our Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer, Caroline Taylor, at email@example.com (preferred) or 01382 200900. You will be asked to fill out a short application form followed by a quick informal interview.