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The Open Door needs you to help us create an atmosphere of care, love and laughter in our day care services for older people (80 years plus) including people living with dementia. You will support our members to participate in a fun programme of mulit-sensory activities from arts and crafts to quizzes, seated swing dancing to indoor bowls, poetry readings to sing-a-long sessions. You will also help serve hot drinks and meals to our members and share a freshly cooked lunch with them.
Libertus is a South Edinburgh based charity. We are looking for enthusiastic people to help us with some of the activities & projects which we run. These range from creating bi monthly radio shows, producing films & documentaries, annual theatre productions, intergenerational projects, alternative therapies, exercise & arts and crafts. You will be working with older people, younger people and people living with special needs. Particularly interested in hearing from people with web based skills.
This opportunity is about building relationships with our members and to help them carry out everyday tasks within the day care centre. Your Role would be to support and encourage our clients in their activities assisting them with mobilisation and general comfort. Communicating with them and help them build their confidence and self-esteem. You would also be required to assist on our buses by helping passengers get on and off the vehicle ensure they are secure along with any wheelchairs, baggag
We are recruiting volunteers to assist in our important and exciting Pamiloo development.
Thousands of people with complex needs across Scotland are unable to attend events or visit outdoor venues due to the lack of appropriate toilet facilities and to this end PAMIS have purchased the first Scottish fully accessible mobile changing places toilet.
PAMIS will use this resource for events that they organise for families and it will also be available for others to hire. To date it has been at the Edinburgh Fringe, visited various beaches and events in Scotland.
We require volunteers to open and close the van, be an attendant and supervise the use of the mobile changing places toilet. This position is open to a wide group of volunteers. Training will be given.
We are also recruiting volunteer drivers (for volunteer drivers you have to be 25 years old and over for insurance purposes). You could volunteer to be a driver and drive it to different venues. All bookings will be arranged through PAMIS.
Excellent support and full training is provided to all volunteers and we reimburse agreed out of pocket expenses and travel. This is a hugely valuable and rewarding experience, the opportunity to learn new skills and to travel.
For more information please contact Lesley Gray on email email@example.com or tel.: 01382 385154. You can visit our website: www.pamis.org.uk
Note: a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities will always be accompanied by at least one carer at all times. You will not be expected to assist in any personal care activities.
Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (GCBN) provides a range of services including a Volunteer Responder Service. This is a service where our trained volunteers receive referrals and visit families within their own homes. This can be to support a parent by offering support and guidance, to undertaking direct work with a child or young person. The coordinator matches volunteers with families usually close to the volunteer's area as possible.
Community Lifestyles supports adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems. We recognise the importance of enabling service users to develop friendships and community support networks. You could become part of this! Lifestyles has set up various groups across Glasgow covering a wide range of activities including, arts & crafts, drumming, baking, singing, tea dances, Ceilidh dancing, cycling, karaoke, football, lunch clubs and walking. We are looking for volunteer involvement in all of these groups – so if you have an interest in any of these activities or would just like to invest some time working with people in the community we would like to hear from you. No previous experience required, just a genuine interest in working with adults with various disabilities.
The aim of this role is to work within the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide high quality care to babies, children and young people across North East Scotland and Moray, ensuring they get the right support at the right time for them.
We are currently accepting applications however, the next intake for this role will be in September/October 2020.
>What activities will I be involved in?
• Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening
• Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs
• Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children
• Supporting the children/siblings with activities
• Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings
• Assisting with the Nursing Team with cleaning of equipment and tidying
• Support at mealtimes when appropriate
>How much time should I offer?
• You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team in North East Scotland and Moray. The time commitment can be negotiated with your supervisor.
>What are the benefits to me?
• Learning new skills
• Using your existing skills for a great cause
• Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
• Adding to your cv
• Meeting new people
• Having fun!
>What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?
By volunteering with the CHAS at Home team in nursing support, you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality support and care across North East Scotland and Moray.
>What’s the next step?
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form or if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 841542 / 0141 779 6195.
You will be working with our members to help improve their cognitive skills and at the same time have fun through playing games, cards, bingo etc. You could be asked to help out with specific groups e.g. quizzes, jewellery making, play pool, board games etc., or assist our less outgoing members to become more integrated with the others. You will actively contribute to the maintenance of a professional & welcoming environment at EHG. This is a rewarding and satisfying role.
Visit and chat to patients who do not get visitors and provide a welcoming atmosphere; to bring to the attention any concerns about patients to a member of staff; give out patient teas, help with the assistance of giving out the patient meals in compliance with hospital food & hygiene policy, check fridge temperature and record on the pantry sheet, ensure the hand rubs at ward entrance are full, check the remaining hand rub bottles at all the bed spaces, assist patients with completing their menu card etc.