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During this pandemic our community hub is looking for volunteers who are willing to carry out shopping, prescription deliveries and welfare calls for individuals who are either shielding or self isolating due to being vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. We are also looking for volunteers to help co-ordinate and support the delivery of these services.
Volunteering with the Community Hub COVID-19 response, you will be helping people who may be isolated and stuck in their homes with deliveries of food shopping, medication and essential items, which they otherwise may not be able to obtain.
If you have experience of managing/co-ordinating volunteers to carry out activities in the community or have skills in co-ordinating rotas and phonecalls then we need you.
Your role will be focused on co-ordinating a team of volunteers covering a specific local area within East Renfrewshire to carry out shopping and/or prescription deliveries and welfare calls to isolated people.
You must have access to email, telephone services and be able to support the Volunteer Lead to assign tasks to volunteers and check on progress and update Volunteer Lead as appropriate.
During this pandemic we are looking for volunteers who are willing to carry out shopping for individuals who are either shielding or self isolating due to being vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. Volunteers will be supported by the Market Place Lead, provided with a shopping list, name and address of the individual and an ID badge to ensure they are able to undertake the task.
Volunteering with the Community Hub COVID-19 response, you will be helping people who may be isolated and stuck in their homes with deliveries of food shopping and essential items, which they otherwise may not be able to obtain.
You must have no underlying health conditions, don't get a flu jag and be under 70 years old to be a Community Hub COVID-19 response volunteer.
To offer help in the Community during the current Covid-19 Pandemic.This could involve shopping/delivering medication for those isolating and in need. Must live locally under Postcode HS9
Covid 19 Resilience Aberdeen is coordinating Aberdeen’s response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and is particularly ensuring older and the most vulnerable people get the help and support they need.
We are urgently seeking volunteers to help keep people safe and inside their homes during this crisis. If you are fit and healthy with no underlying health conditions and you are under 70 years old, then your neighbours need you! Now, more than ever before we need to stay connected in our communities and look after one another.
>Can you help? We are looking for volunteers to help people living in your own neighbourhood who are unable to leave their homes and have no-one else to help them. This could mean doing things for your neighbours like • Picking up prescriptions • Picking up small amounts of local groceries • Posting mail • Urgent necessities • Making a friendly phone call.
All volunteers would have a Neighbourhood coordinator who they could contact for help, support and advice and we would ask that volunteers keep themselves safe by keeping up to date with current advice which can be found on the web sites below. You would not be expected to enter anyone’s home, take any money or other type of payment, this service is free to the person who needs it and goods would be left on the person’s doorstep.
If you can help in any way please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All help makes a real difference and will be greatly appreciated,
*Please keep updated with the official government public announcements and information at: 1. www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ 2. www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 3. https://scvo.org.uk/support/covid-19/resources
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
During the current COVID 19 pandemic and for the foreseeable future there will be no face-to-face WaterAid talks. Applicants will be asked to complete the Volunteer Speakers ONLINE training course and will stay at home and comply with COVID19 containment requirements until the crisis is over.
However, during the crisis many schools are arranging activities for their students via Microsoft Teams, Skype and other applications to complement students’ home-schooling during COVID19. Our Speaker Network has made our PowerPoint presentations available for teachers to download. If applicants know how to use Microsoft Teams or Skype with slides and would like to deliver webinars to schools and organisations, they should let us know when they apply. Training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
*People can express interest to volunteer at https://www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-as-a-wateraid-speaker after which they will be sent an application form to complete.
*If you have any questions or for more details please email Speakers@wateraid.org .
Help us and join Scotland’s fight against Coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteering as a Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Kindness Volunteer means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.
We have important roles that will really make a difference to the people most at risk in our communities right now including:
*Community Kindness Volunteers – to help with deliveries of shopping and essentials to people in need and dog walking.
*Digital Volunteers – spread the word through social media.
*Kindness Callers– to provide regular ‘kindness’ calls and a check-in service for people who are worried, scared or lonely because of self-isolation.
*Kindness Drivers – undertaken in line with Government guidelines.
Relevant training and regular contact with a volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions is provided to all volunteers.
*Please sign up online – www.chss.org.uk/kindness or for further advice, please contact email@example.com
**For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland please visit www.chss.org.uk
Roles within the Food bank may include; help recruit volunteers, co-ordination of the volunteer team, monitor stock levels at the centre, plus other more general Food bank duties. Ideal for both someone looking for a challenge or to someone looking for a regular volunteering role.
Inchgarth Community Centre is coordinating a Garthdee area only shopping, medication collection, or dog walking service for the most vulnerable and isolated. This includes the elderly, people with disabilities, and most isolated living in our community.
People can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address including post code, and phone number. Please let us know what kind of help you can give. All volunteers make a real difference and all assistance is greatly appreciated.
*More information is also available at:
*Help people who feel alone - just a few hours a week from you could make the future brighter for someone experiencing loneliness or social isolation.*
Hand of Solace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation which helps people who may be lonely or at risk of loneliness and social isolation.
-What our volunteers do:
Loneliness and social isolation affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Being or feeling alone can have a devastating impact on people’s health and wellbeing, as well as on communities, hospitals and other public services. Through just a few hours a week, you could provide a huge help for someone experiencing loneliness or social isolation.
-Support for people and volunteering during COVID-19 Pandemic:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our befriending service to our older people has now transitioned from face to face to phone/video contact. We now also offer shopping, prescription collection etc. where necessary to the older people. Depression is also a major issue so our befrienders are needing to keep in touch more often than before to ensure their Befriendees are safe and sound and to offer any possible support.
-How to get involved:
We provide volunteer support to tackle loneliness in the following areas of Aberdeen:
- Bridge of Don
If you would like to volunteer with us, send us an email or give us a ring and we will contact you within a few days to provide further details and discuss how you can get involved. Our email is email@example.com , or by phoning the contact number- 07378432436.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of the Community Volunteer will be based within your own community and may involve helping with food provision, driving, check-in and chat calls, online, admin. There are many activities you can get involved to help make a difference in your local community.