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Day Centre Assistants foster a friendly and supportive atmosphere within the group by:
Welcoming and accompanying/escorting older people on the premises.
Arranging and or facilitating appropriate activities during groups sessions.
Offering support and assistance to enable all members to participate as full as they wish in the activities.
Serving pre-prepared meals and teas and coffees.
Washing and tidying up.
Occasional escorting on community transport.
Lingo Flamingo are searching for volunteer language tutors! You must be compassionate and willing to share your language skills (either French, Spanish, Italian or German) with older adults in care homes and day centres in Edinburgh. You will be given teaching training before starting a project, and then you must be free for 10 consecutive weeks. Classes usually take place on a weekday in the morning or early afternoon. Own transport desirable but not essential, and travel expenses reimbursed.
Friday Fling is held in the OAP Hall on Chapel Street for people affected by dementia every second Friday (2-4pm) by the East & Old Parish Church. This role will involve setting up cups and saucers, chatting and dancing.
Volunteers receive a "feel good factor" and a sense of satisfaction helping others, opportunity to give something back to the community, to gain experience which may be useful if later seeking a career in caring. The service user gains contact with the outside community, befriender visits and spends quality time with user providing stimulation and conversation. The befriender may take the user out, where this might not otherwise be possible.
This is a fantastic opportunity to use your computer skills and develop a fun, friendly social group in a Supported Housing Scheme.
Caledonia Housing Association is supporting interesting and stimulating social activities for older residents that will link them into the wider community.
Small groups or one to one, looking for support to receive and send information; browse the web; and possibly develop other methods including skype etc. This will be very much a social group and the ability to encourage social interaction will be as important as computer skills. If you have computer skills; a friendly personality; and can spare 2 hours a week / fortnight, we would love to hear from you.
Caledonia HA has 8 Sheltered Schemes across Dundee providing accommodation for older people. Each Housing Scheme is a small community. We are recruiting friendly, sociable and creative volunteers to organise group activities for older people. These are small groups of older people, usually between 4 and 12, who want fun, stimulating activities in a social setting.
The types of groups that are popular include: coffee mornings; afternoon teas; reminiscing groups; sing-alongs / live music; Tai Chi; seated exercise class; beauty therapies; listening to guest speakers, Art & Crafts and the list goes on.
Can you organise a small group? get the conversation going? have skills that would interest older people? A creative mind and a ‘can do’ attitude? Then why not give this a go. YOU’LL ENJOY IT !
Van Helpers support our delivery service going out on one of our vans with a Driver. You will pick up shopping boxes from the supermarkets and make multiple deliveries to our customers. You and the Driver will take the groceries into the customer’s house, unpack the groceries, check the order over with the customer and receive the payments. Van Helpers carry a small money float and some cash handling will be required. Van Helpers are required either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from around 9a.m. till 3p.m. approximately.
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.
To assist members attending The Carron Stroke Chest and Heart Group. This can include helping to set up and clear the room when needed, helping with teas and coffees, participating and helping members to take part in safely organised activities whilst maintaining confidentiality of the group.
As a befriender, you will spend time getting to know the resident and vice versa. Engaging in meaningful conversations or taking part in a social activity. Possibly going out for a walk or a coffee.
This time and company will mean a great deal to the resident and enhance their quality of life.