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The Red Cross run a Patient Transport Service which provides an essential lifeline for those who need to get to and from hospital treatment facilities. The service provides enhanced care for those needing additional medical support during the journey and this role includes clinical skills and would give volunteers good experience, especially for those wanting a career in ambulance work and the NHS.
The role is based in Aberdeen and we are looking for people who can complete 15 days of training run via a combination of e-learning, Zoom training and face to face sessions. You would need to be able to commit to the dates from 20th-23rd April for training in Aberdeen.
Once this is completed, we are looking for people to do 2 x 8 hour shifts per month, which can be weekend, evening or weekdays.
The minimum age for the role is 21 and you need to have held a UK Driving licence for 2 years.
The role will involve:
• Collecting and taking patients to a hospital or other treatment centre for appointments or visits
• Completing all tasks associated with service delivery, e.g. accurate records, cleaning to approved infection control schedules, equipment used in accordance with training and procedures.
• Using communication equipment, if required, in accordance with the radio licence and British Red Cross guidelines, and keeping appropriate records of use
• Applying the duty of candour requirements to communication with service users and representatives.
• Additional support and guidance sought when required
• Providing basic first aid as necessary, in line with the current scope of practice, regulatory standards, and British Red Cross policies, procedures and core values
To apply please go to http://bit.ly/ASAberdeen or for more information email MBaxter@redcross.org.uk
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This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. The main element of the role is to deliver or collect wheelchairs to/from people’s homes supporting them to maintain their independence, or you could choose to support members of the public from varying locations around the hub area (e.g., often using partner supermarket car parks) to enable them to obtain a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment. You could also be driving between hub and spoke locations to transfer stock. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes driving. It will involve driving a Red Cross or hire vehicle.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact us at email email@example.com or tel.: 03000 040309.
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We need the help of a volunteer driver with their own car to help us collect donations of ICT equipment. This role is vital to our work in getting thousands of computers into African schools, enabling otherwise waste computers to have a second life in a classroom.
The role is quite flexible as we can coordinate collections of computers to suit you. To support us in this role you must have access to your own vehicle, have a valid UK driving license and be able to lift 20kg. For application details please go to: https://turingtrust.co.uk/how-to-help/volunteer/apply-to-volunteer/
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Volunteer Drivers will be required to collect food parcels from NCT and to families isolated/ vulnerable during the pandemic.
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The shoppers are given grocery lists to pick for customers in a local supermarket and are supported by delivery volunteers in this activity. Grocery shopping takes place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year.
Volunteers are shopping using a standard trolley and require a degree of physical fitness.
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The Royal Voluntary Service is working in partnership with NHS Grampian and the 3 Health and Social Care Partnerships in Grampian to recruit additional volunteer drivers to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
We are seeking drivers able to drive their own vehicle, who live throughout the Grampian area, but we particularly need drivers living in or near Buckie, Turriff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Banchory, Insch, Speyside, and Elgin Area.
Volunteer Drivers will help people attend their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Vaccination is our best way out of the pandemic, it is so important that everyone can attend their vaccination when they receive their appointment notification.
Volunteers have made a massive contribution to support people to stay safe and well during the pandemic, they have been a lifeline for many in our communities.
Full training, risk assessment and reimbursement of any costs is provided. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer driver to support the COVID vaccination programme, please go to https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk / https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/volunteering or call 01224 937110
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We are currently recruiting volunteers to help transport patients home from hospital to support NHS Grampian and the Scottish Ambulance Service. We are working as a partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service.
Full training, risk assessment and reimbursement of any costs is provided to volunteers. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact us at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01467 536111.
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Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty in Aberdeen.
Here at Street Friends, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Volunteering is one of the best ways to help.
People can assist volunteering in a range of ways such as checking, sorting and packing food donations, helping cook meals for homeless people, assisting with admin. tasks, as a volunteer driver collecting food donations for our stalls, as one of our outreach volunteers at our Aberdeen city centre stalls distributing food to people who are homeless, chatting, initial befriending, checking people are okay and signposting people to other support services that may be required. Whichever way you wish to help us you will be providing much needed support for homeless and vulnerable people in Aberdeen. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. All volunteers are provided with relevant training, guidance and ongoing support.
If you want to help or for more details please contact us at email: email@example.com or visit our website at https://www.streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com and https://www.streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com/initial-volunteers-registration
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*None Residential Services SOUTH: Opportunities: Befriending / Mentoring; Care / Support Volunteers; Practical /DIY; Supporting with activities such as crafts/baking and gentle walks and exercise:
Bon Accord Care recognises the invaluable contribution that the general public: friends and relatives can provide to the care and well-being of the people we support. We will encourage the involvement of individuals who wish to volunteer in a service in a voluntary capacity, whilst ensuring that the health, safety and well-being of volunteers, the people we support, staff members and visitors is maintained at all times.
We are looking for kind, caring individuals to support our front-line staff and services, making a positive difference to the day to day life experience of our service users. Current opportunities include, Befriending where we will link you with a service user, to chat to over a cuppa, reminisce about old Aberdeen, read a paper with, chat about your favourite TV soap, go for a local walk etc. Supporting with mealtimes and serving Teas & Coffees, helping in our Service User with laundry, and shopping, supporting group activities such as crafts and light exercise. In addition, we are seeking volunteers with some practical DIY experience to help keep our outdoor communal areas and car parks clean and tidy.
Get involved with Bon Accord Care. A chance to make a difference, help others, make new friends, gain work experience and more! Excellent support and relevant training are provided to all volunteers. A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference-all volunteers are greatly appreciated.
*About Bon Accord Care:
Bon Accord Care is at the forefront of the continuing development of services to enable independence and reduce hospital admissions, as well as promote active ageing and well-being. Working together with our key partners, we are aligned with the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver services. Bon Accord Care work together with service users, partners, employees and volunteers to support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We deliver a range of services that are aimed at prevention, maximising independence, and enhancing wellbeing. Our focus from the outset is to get to know individual preferences, wants, history and lifestyle to ensure that each person receives a service that is unique to them. Our range of services cover: care at home, housing support, residential care homes, rehabilitation, re-ablement, occupational therapy, SVQs through learning and development, community equipment, telecare, day care, responder, respite and community meals.
For further details please contact Julie Suttar, Engagement & Liaison Lead at E-Mail: BACVolunteering@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 01224 570400.
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Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty.
With dignity Street Friends Helping the Homeless offer fresh chilled sandwiches and desserts as meals, food parcels for a few days, clothing, pet food, toiletries/condoms/sanitary products to those most in need as a result of homeless, poverty or vulnerable. We have established links with specialist services. When we befriend, we keep a note anonymously, on how people are doing, if they are in danger/emergency they are given immediate help. If they wish to progress we can use the referrals to get people to the correct professional service.
We offer kindness, empathy, friendship and safe choices if people wish to pursue them.
We have a full volunteer pathway with training opportunities and all help makes a real difference and is always greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with Street Friends Helping the Homeless please contact Sam Raion, Communications Secretary at email firstname.lastname@example.org
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