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Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Knitted mask extenders and hearts required for Care Home staff and sewn scrubs.
If you can knit or sew this can be done at home. Please contact VCWI for patterns and advice on delivery etc.
To befriend someone within your community who may be feeling lonely and isolated during these challenging times. This may be via a telephone / letter writing or other means of communication such as Skype/Whatsapp, video call, etc. The service is part of the Hands on Project and is being delivered due to home visits being postponed due to current circumstances
Distance Telephone calls
Volunteers will be matched with clients to provide a regular, weekly 15-30 minutes of friendly chat to a person over the age of 50 who is feeling lonely due to the current situation. This may expand when both parties get to know each other a bit better.
People Hard of Hearing
If a person is hard of hearing and struggling to hear conversations on the phone, we can offer a befriending writing service if both volunteer and client are happy with this situation.
Social Media befriending
If a client and volunteer have experience and are comfortable using video social media such as WhatsApp, we will endeavour to carry out a match in this way.
Volunteer will be asked to complete a recruitment process of application form, providing 2 references, completing a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland PVG application, a 40 minutes online training course and answering set questions and communicating with LEAP staff on a regular basis.
Human contact is vital. As we are all finding out, without it, life changes.
Community Alcohol Related Damages Service is a befriending service run by Rowan Alba. Health care specialists, GP’s, hospitals and mental health services refer individuals to our service. These people, for various reasons have been living the way we are experiencing now, for many years. Some of them for most of their lives. We need to recruit and train volunteers now so we can respond when restrictions are lifted,
Belville Community Gardens are looking for volunteers to help with their catering. We are looking for volunteers who have professional catering experience.
Administrative Assistants – We seek to recruit personnel who could communicate in Mandarin and/or Cantonese to provide general assistance to our virtual Support Centre over emails and phone calls, redirecting clients to relevant organisations for specific problems. Administrative Assistants will also help talking with elderly for their enquiries and make note of potential victims or witnesses who report hate incidents / crime. We also welcome people who only speak one language English/Chinese
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 during Coronavirus COVID-19, 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 throughout the covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Get involved with Bon Accord Care. A chance to make a difference, help others, make new friends, gain work experience and more!
*To maintain an effective response to COVID-19, we are currently asking for help with support visits that can be undertaken by a phone call, medication pick-ups and drop offs, or health and safety tasks*.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference-all volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Amanda Nicolson, Manager at E Mail: BACVolunteering@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 07824 342130.
***Please only call if you have the following:- an up to date Disclosure Check and a 4 door car, as we need people who are ready to start straight away***
We have a very specific urgent appeal. We desperately need more volunteer drivers to take patients to their cancer treatment. Due to Coronavirus social distancing guidelines we need many more drivers. If you are under the age of 70, have a Disclosure or PVG and access to a reliable 4 door car please call us now on 01563 538008. We reimburse travel expenses. Thank you. (Disclosures can be updated or obtained online from: https://www.mygov.scot/disclosure-types/
Our Drivers provide transport to and from cancer patient’s homes to hospitals in Glasgow and locally for cancer treatment. The service is especially useful for those who feel unwell after treatment, those living in rural areas the elderly and parents taking children for treatment.
A home based volunteering opportunity for those at home with sewing machines. For more information and free patterns are available by request on the facebook page , FOR THE LOVE OF SCRUBS - HELPING YOUR NHS
Mentors spend one hour per week supporting an adult from an ethnic minority community in the areas of language development, employability, education or personal development.
Mentor training will be provided via What’s app /Zoom/Skype. The mentors will be matched with a suitable mentee via a conference call. The weekly mentoring can be over the phone, email or zoom/skype.
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