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The James Tyrrell Centre is a small charity that provides a social outlet for lonely or socially isolated older people in the local community. We are based at Mastrick Parish Church . We serve tea and toast on arrival around 10am, a three course lunch at midday and afternoon tea and cake around 2:30pm.
Throughout the day we play cards, dominoes, have quizzes and play different physical games such as boccia (indoor bowling) quoits and others. We also enjoy a beetle drive and we can be very competitive!!
We need people to help us with the activities and the general running of the centre.
Your duties as a volunteer would be to assist with activities and chat with our members. They have lots of stories to tell and enjoy listening as well. Other duties would include setting up and clearing of tables for meal times and washing/drying dishes.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers including an initial induction and training in basic first aid and moving and handling.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference-all volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Jane Wilson at tel: 01224 692004.
At Sue Ryder Dee View Court we strive to help people to live lives as fully as possible. We offer a huge range of support including long-term residential care, supported living and specialist rehabilitative services designed to help people improve or regain their abilities. We focus on a person's wellness not illness and abilities rather than disabilities. A Community based service of excellence - care that liberates lives.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for a recently established self management programme for people with neurological conditions in their own homes. Through volunteering with the programme for a few hours a week/fortnight you can make a difference to peoples lives-this can be through visiting someone and having a chat and a tea/coffee or assisting people in accessing community activities, building peoples confidence again.
Good support, relevant training and reimbursement of any out of pocket expenses e.g.: any bus fares/car mileage etc. is provided to all volunteers.
Through volunteering with this exciting and important programme you will make a difference to people’s lives.
For more details about this and volunteering with Sue Ryder please contact Julie Schoullar on email: email@example.com / tel.: 01224 896339/ 01224 245920.
Inspire have opportunities for people to assist as Befrienders. Befriender Volunteers allow individuals supported by Inspire to have regular contact with a volunteer who shares their interests and with whom they can carry out activities, such as going for coffee, going to the cinema or even going with them to the football. A befriender is someone who will make a regular commitment to an individual supported by Inspire, to come with them to events or do activities with them, but will also be there to listen and talk with and share experiences.
This is a great, enjoyable opportunity where you will make a vital contribution to the work of Inspire and the people we support in the North-east of Scotland and be part of a friendly and supportive team.
For more details please contact:
tel: 01224 280005 / firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dementia Café Volunteers*
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and caring volunteers who can help us at the Living Well Cafés we have at Newhills Church, Bucksburn AB21 9SS, Oldmachar Church, Bridge of Don AB22 8PR, High Church Hilton, Aberdeen AB24 4NQ and Ferryhill Parish Church, Aberdeen AB11 6UD. You will receive ongoing training and support including Dementia Friends Sessions, working in partnership with Alzheimer's Scotland and NHS Grampian to help you understand what dementia is and how it may affect people. This is a great opportunity to help make a real difference and all assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with us please contact Jeanette Abel on 07512 141818 or Linda Rendall on 07927 541029 or email us at email@example.com
ReConnect supports lonely and isolated older adults across rural Clydesdale with a variety of interventions - including telephone befriending calls, home visits and 1:1 support to get out and about. All our work is aimed at increasing confidence, self-esteem and social networks. This is an ideal volunteering opportunity if you want to make a positive difference to the lives of older people in your local community, make new friends and develop your skills.
Responsibilities will be:
- To complete necessary training as required
- To deliver required intervention - phone call, home visit or outing for your older person
- To complete a record of your call, visit or outing for submission to the project worker on a regular basis to monitor progress and highlight any concerns or areas of development
- Record and report any concerns, accidents and incidents immediately to the Project Worker
- To attend ReConnect volunteer and review meetings
- To abide by the General Volunteer Agreement and adhere to Healthy Valleys policies
NHS Grampian - Befriending clients in Hospital
For further details please contact:
tel.: 01224 556645
Every family needs something different, but they all love someone to talk to who isn’t going to judge or criticise them. The children are under 5 so they just want to play, sing, hear stories and run about outside. By turning up once a week for 2 hours you can help to de-stress a family and help them to enjoy their kids, because you are there to take a little of the pressure off. By regular visiting you will help families connect with their communities, feel more confident and be more resilient.
Leonard Cheshire operates in 51 countries around the world, working with 21,000 people in the UK. Volunteers assist the users of their service to break down barriers. Their staff and volunteers are essential in enabling involvement with social activities and integration within the local community.
Leonard Cheshire are looking for 1 or 2 befrienders for a lady with additional support needs who lives in supported living and a wheelchair user. She likes going out for walks and drives, enjoys music, musicals, bowling and the cinema. She likes hand massages, manicures, shopping and garden centres . If you share these interest then please get in touch. Leonard Cheshire are especially looking for someone who wants to create a long-term friendship but it’s not necessary to commit to a regular time slot - volunteering can be flexible.
This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity if you have 2-3 hours a week spare to help support someone in our local community who has sight loss. In the role you will be trained in how to safely guide someone with sight loss and discuss the emotional and physical barriers they may come across to give you a greater understanding of the support they need. You would be matched with one person local to you and you will help them get out their home and do a particular activity they are unable to do on their own.
Registered Therapets and their volunteer owners visit hospices, hospitals, residential and nursing homes throughout Scotland.
Visiting on a regular basis the Therapet Service provides contact wiht pets for many people who would therefore be deprived of the companionship of a pet.