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Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
The essential part of the role is interacting with clients, so you may be visiting clients or doing this virtually. As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home.
What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely
• Liaising with clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Arranging for the purchase of goods and services
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the
Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Support people in your community with a military background
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
Minimum Age: 18
Is a criminal record check required? Yes
Meet, Move & Learn is a community action project which seeks to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of special population groups across South Lanarkshire. To achieve this, MorphFit will provide a hub for socialising, learning and activity.
Through this fully funded drop-in service, attendees will have the opportunity to build friendships, take part in fun and creative activities, learn about meal planning on a budget and the importance of nutrition. We also include exercise and mindfulness.
Our goal is to ensure that a healthy life is attainable for all even in the challenging circumstances of the current climate.
Purpose of the Role
- To assist our Activities Coordinator throughout Meet, Move & Learn sessions.
- To provide company, support and encouragement to people accessing the service.
- Complement the services of the MorphFit Gentle Movement Project.
If you enjoy chatting and spending time with poeple then you might be the volunteer we are looking for!
We are looking for people to help with various activities from visiting, hairdressing, hand care, arts & crafts, music or just generally helping out. The time commitment is flexible, usually 2-3 hours per week with a minimum period of 6 months commitment and this is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community.
Main tasks include:
* To support allocated service users with one to one or as a group through engagement in a range of activities.
* To encourage and support the service user/s to engage in activities, walks and socialisation.
* To listen and talk with service user/s.
* To read books/ newsletters/ newspapers/ letters.
* Assist with teas/coffees and to support service users with menu choices.
* To provide companionship to service user/s who have few or no visitors.
* Provide support and assistance to help service users achieve goals.
* Develop and promote a positive relationship.
* Establish and maintain appropriate boundaries.
* Help service user/s to build confidence and self-esteem.
All of the above may include group work or individual one to one sessions held in communal lounge, activity areas, or in service users own room as directed by the staff on shift.
|f you would like to find out more, get in touch.
Searchlight Scotland organises a Coffee Morning every Friday from 10am-12pm at the Junction Café (5 Bon-Accord Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6DP), in collaboration with The Junction Church.
Our community café is open to everyone, especially vulnerable people and parents with children. People can relax, have a coffee and a chat with our case workers.
Our main aim is to provide to the community a free space where everyone can feel comfortable and have a first contact with us if they need our support.
We have great opportunities for people to help volunteering at the Coffee Mornings and provide a smile to our customers. Main duties are:
• Welcome and chat with customers.
• Help serve drinks and cakes.
• Create a relaxing environment.
• Assist with activities.
• Help tidy up the Cafe' after closing.
A fantastic opportunity to assist in a Community Café that provides an important and welcoming place where people can come together. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer or for any further details please contact Eva D’ Amico, Volunteer Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone.: 07927371717. More details are also available at our website: https://www.searchlightscotland.org/volunteer
Street Friends operate between 10am to 2pm distributing food and hot drinks to anyone in need in the centre of Aberdeen. We are a friendly team who are looking for volunteers to help on the streets. Volunteers must be fairly fit as the role entails walking whilst pulling a trolley, making hot drinks and, this is probably the most important quality for working at street friends, being non judgemental.
We help anyone, if you are kind and believe in helping others, we would like to talk to you, we are on the go 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, you can volunteer as much or as little as you can, it's totally up to you, give us a shout and let the adventures begin.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. If you would like to discuss volunteering with us/for further information please contact Colin Robertson at email: email@example.com
Can you make a difference to elderly patients within a health setting? Patients that have been in hospital for a prolonged period of time can experience isolation and frustration due to a lack of stimulation and visitors. We are looking for mature, confident volunteers with plenty of life experience to help improve the patients’ stay.
The main role of the volunteer is to provide friendship and stimulation for elderly patients, many of whom will have some form of cognitive impairment. Tasks will include;
• Chatting to patients on a one to one basis and exploring their personal interests
• Reading to patients, or playing games such as dominos, board games and crosswords
• Providing verbal encouragement and support to the patient during mealtimes
• Supporting the activities coordinator with activities on the ward
Volunteers can enhance their experience in hospital and potentially avoid them becoming frustrated, which can stem from prolonged periods of time where stimulation is lacking. Many of these patients don’t have visitors.
At Macmillan we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. Are you a good listener and clear communicator? Then we would love you to join our team as a Macmillan Community Buddy and help Macmillan support people living with cancer.
*Why we want you:
Bring your listening and communication skills to support people living with cancer to feel less isolated and lonely and to help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By joining us you’ll be doing something amazing for people, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside and helping them find their best way through. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer.
*What you will be doing
• Providing face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks
• Adopting a non-judgemental and supportive approach to understand the needs and concerns of people living with cancer
• Supporting 1-3 people living with cancer every week for up to 12 visits
• Completing post call ‘records of activity’ reports and using all required systems
• Joining group catch up calls every 4-6 weeks to get key updates and/or share good practice
• Volunteering within agreed hours and following all best practice guidelines
• Signposting to additional support if required and raising any further concerns with the Macmillan team
*The skills you need
• Good listener and clear communicator
• Patient, flexible and reliable
• Ability to respect others’ differences and choices
• Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding while maintaining boundaries
• Ability to recognise when to ask for support
• Ability to work independently with guidance and support
• Understand the need to maintain confidentiality
• Ability and willingness to travel in your local area
• Good IT skills in order to access required systems and resources
• Ability to commit to 4 hours of online training
*What's in it for you
• Meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference
• Use and develop your communication and people skills
• Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people living with cancer who are especially isolated
• Receive an induction, relevant training, the support you need to carry out your role, and agreed out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed within our guidelines)
By sharing your skills and time, you’ll have the opportunity to utilise and develop your skills and will make a difference to people’s lives. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. If you would like to join our team, please apply to volunteer today!
For further details/to apply please visit: https://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk/opportunities/193-macmillan-community-buddy-scotland-2022-09-27 or contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 7091 2165 / 07458135292.
People say you should never cut your toe-nails on a Sunday. But what if you struggled to cut them at all? Toenails grow… and we take for granted just bending down and giving them a trim when they hurt or poke a hole in our socks.
For some in our communities, living with a long-term health condition or getting older and less mobile, can mean it isn’t that easy. Imagine how uncomfortable this would be! It could mean pain when you are walking – stopping you from getting out and about, meeting friends or shopping.
You don’t need any experience – our friends at NHSGGC Podiatry will provide training and we’re here to support you with everything else.
The role involves trimming toe-nails and generally just checking that the foot is free of anything that could hold back the person's mobility.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a practical difference to some - helping them stay safe when walking around, help them get out and about and stay active.
If you are looking for some experience for your social care studies or interested in podiatry as a career, this could be for you.
You will understand that for everyone’s safety you will be asked to go through a PVG (police) check, too.
A Caseworker is someone who carries out work for the Royal Air Force Association on a voluntary basis by gathering information, asking questions and completing necessary forms.
The RAF Association is a member-led, welfare charity that exists to ensure that all members of the RAF community are supported, when they require it. The caseworker’s role is at the heart of this charity objective and volunteers undertaking this role will be helping us to deliver this support to the RAF community.
The role is about supporting and listening to an individual and assessing their needs - this can include anything from helping them to complete a form, applying for funding for a wet-room or new white goods.
Caseworkers may also need to gather complex information and ask questions regarding finances and health conditions. You would be required to provide clear and precise information on these topics.
A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.
Volunteers to help support people with Hearing loss and visual impairment in Caithness, offices in Wick and Thurso. volunteers wanted to help in office and support people with sensory impairment by providing advice and equipment. Training provided.