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Our Carers Call dedicated telephone service supports over 800 carers in East Dunbartonshire. Volunteers call carers offering a chat, which may be about their caring situation or about anything at all. This can reduce the stress and isolation carers can experience.
Volunteers are not there to solve problems but offer support and contact. Carers feedback reports they are relieved not to feel so alone and have access to other services offered by Carers Link or other organisations. Calls are made fortnightly, monthly or 3 monthly, so each caller has a dedicated list of carers to call
volunteers required to help with events for the Caithness Connecting Carers monthly Group [based in the Thurso area] can you assist with activities etc. ?
Black Isle Cares Befriending Service is looking for new volunteers to provide social support to vulnerable members of local communities in the Black Isle.
The duties and responsibilities of a BIC befriender can be many and varied as the relationship is unique and tailored to the needs of the individual person. Client related activities may include:
•Telephone befriending support and/or welfare checks
•Supporting patients and their carers in their own home or care establishment providing friendship and social support
•Providing a "listening ear" and companionship (reading, chatting, letter writing)
•Providing respite for carers for short periods (up to maximum of three hours) as agreed
•Offering opportunities to participate in social/recreational and daily living activities (may go out on trips)
Volunteers do not provide or involve themselves in personal care, counselling, medical care, domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning, or financial and legal matters.
Anyone interested in volunteering should email an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07720 168266 for further information.
A rewarding role, where you are making a direct difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
Home Support Volunteers visit families in their own homes (in your local area), to provide practical support to ‘lighten the load’ of family life.
It may include:
Housekeeping – hoovering, ironing, changing beds, general tidying,
Practical Sibling Support - spending time with siblings/play
Or other tasks identified by families eg. taking pet dog for a walk
What is Required?
*You can volunteer on any day of the week; mornings, afternoons, or early evenings. An average shift is approx 2 hours with the family, and ideally we are looking for a weekly commitment. All training will be provided, with ongoing support from Team Lead.
* You need to be able to drive
*You need online access to complete a 'visit log ' (this can be done on a phone, laptop or tablet)
*We welcome friendly, caring people to join our team
To find out more, please contact Emma Steel on email@example.com or 01389 722079,
or apply directly via the CHAS Website
Do you want to make a difference to someone’s life?
Are you patient, caring and a good communicator?
Are you interested in volunteering?
If so, you could join our team! (PVG required).
Volunteers are bereaved through suicide for a minimum of *2 years, therefore, having the understanding of the type of support the client requires. Each local SoBS group is run by a team of 3: the group leader and two group volunteers. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started. The team also work together to manage the administration, fundraising and communication for the group.
Are you a people person and enjoy mixing with people from different backgrounds? We are looking for a number of volunteers to support our Men's Group programme, which is a place for fellowship, support and encouragement in Leith, by helping make the participants feel welcomed and comfortable.
You will visit Astley Ainslie Hospital to chat to patients and provide social stimulation. This really helps to relieve some of the boredom and frustration patients sometimes feel whilst in hospital. You will also have an opportunity to serve patients teas and coffees, serve meals (evening shift only), and complete other ad-hoc tasks as directed by the ward staff. With additional training, you may also have opportunities to take patients outside for walks during spells of nice weather.
Liberton Hospital is looking for confident and enthusiastic volunteers to support older patients. This will involve trying to engage patients in games and social activities on the ward, although sometimes all that is needed is a friendly chat. It would be beneficial to have volunteers who can bring their own passions and hobbies to the ward (like music, photography, or make-up, for example) and integrate these into patient interactions.
You will carry out meaningful activities one-to-one with patients such as painting, playing board games, listening to music, looking through old photographs to reminisce, doing quizzes and crossword puzzles or completing a storybook of the patient’s life. You will also help facilitate group activities with patients during special events like afternoon teas or parties. Where trained, you may also have opportunities to take patients outside for walks and assist with feeding at mealtimes.