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AbilityNet is a UK wide registered charity that helps disabled and older people to use computers and the internet at home, at work and in education. We provide a number of free IT services for disabled and older people at home to help them get the most from their computers, laptops, tablets, ipads and smart phones. One such service is our ITCanHelp service. ITCanHelp is a network of volunteers with IT knowledge and experience who are able to visit people in their own homes to help with their computer needs. Volunteers may be asked to help set up a new computer system for someone, install software or hardware, troubleshoot problems or even help to change to a printer cartridge or give some basic training on how to use systems.
Befriender volunteers are required to meet with a beneficiary to help alleviate loneliness and isolation, listen to and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raising self esteem.
Regularly meet with a beneficiary, either in their home or at a mutually agreed location. Listen to and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raised self-esteem. Research into local community groups and activities to find relevant interests for the beneficiary. Identify any additional areas of support and make referrals to the Area Welfare Manager if required. Keep a note of visits undertaken, with recommendations and actions.
The RAF Association is a member-led welfare charity that exists to ensure all members of the RAF family are supported in terms of welfare, when they require it. The Befriender role is at the heart of this charity objective and volunteers undertaking this role will be helping us to deliver this support to the RAF family. Essentially the aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness, giving time to listen and encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, leading to improving and developing enjoyable social networks.
A Befriender volunteer carries out visits to and keeps in touch with members of the RAF family on behalf of the Association. Befriender volunteers exist to provide companionship and to deliver outcome focussed support to a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider family. The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, or helping them with their shopping.
Do you have some time to Spare? Do you like shopping? Do you enjoy other peoples company and a good natter?
Would you like to help by accompany and assisting older people in small groups on shopping trips?
Opportunity open to anyone over 25 years of age.
We need your help to make some older peoples day by accompanying and assisting them on shopping trips with other voulunteer buddies.
No expericence required and transport is provided.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Contact us ideally by email and after completing a Volunteer registration form and returning to us, it generally takes around 6 weeks for you to start volunteering.
If you do not receive a response from the organisation within 6 weeks, please contact the Volunteer Centre.
We need your help to make someones day.
Transporting patients from across East Renfrewshire to & from hospitals/health centres (drivers own transport required).
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Contact us ideally by email and after completing a volunteer registration form and returning to us. It generally takes around 6 weeks for you to start volunteering. If you do not receive a response from the organisation within 6 weeks, please contact the Volunteer Centre.
You will be providing one to one short-term practical support for up to 6 weeks after a hospital stay, which enables the person to return home with confidence when no other support is available from family and friends. You will offering friendly and confidential support and companionship for older people returning home from hospital.
You will also provide low level practical help such as prescription collection, assisted shopping, petcare, help in the home etc and provide transport or help in accessing transport.
You will check on the older person’s welfare upon return from hospital. This will include providing assistance on the day of their discharge and settling them in at home. Circumstances may allow for a prior hospital visit to the person and more planned preparation for the return home.
Finally, you will help the older person access other services if required.
We are looking for a volunteer to provide toe-nail clipping and general foot care advice to people in a community setting. Volunteers will be working alongside the NHS podiatry team, they will be trained and supervised for a period before working with clients of the service. The podiatry team will deliver a short training course to volunteers and a certificate will be issued on successful completion.
We are looking for people who are organised to help prepare, serve and clear up before, during and after the tea dance. The tea dance is aimed at the elderly who come along for an afternoon to listen or dance to the music. Help is needed to prepare sandwiches, quiche, cake, teas and coffee set up tables and clear away and wash up. Talking with people and welcoming is also a big part of what we do.
There are two options with this volunteering opportunity, a purely volunteering role or an intial period as a volunteer while training is delivered resulting in qualification as a self employed Roar Footcare Technician. In response to changes in NHS eligibility for toenail cutting Roar Connections for Life has added Roar do Feet to the menu of services available to older people. We organise toenail cutting clinics in five venues across Renfrewshire. Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive training and support covering theory and practice, once they have completed the programme they will qualify as Roar Foot Technicians on a self employed basis, paid at an hourly rate of £8.50 per hour .Volunteers will be required to:-
• Set up foot care clinic station
• Adhere to all guidance and instruction and the Roar assessment process
• Deliver personal footcare ensuring adherence to hygiene procedures
• Use appointment system
• Charge and record appropriately
• Clear up station and area
• Replenish stock bags
• Any other relevant task
Obtaining feedback and collating this information from our Advocacy Partners about their advocacy experience to enable us to improve the quality of the service. To meet with our Advocacy Partners when we are at the position of closing their case. This could be at our office base, at the person’s home or somewhere in the community that is convenient for them.
You would be responsible for asking them a list of questions to ascertain their views on their advocacy experience with us.
You would then collate this information on a database set up by EARS to enable the service to explore how the service is viewed by those that receive a service from us.
Being independent from staff it is hoped that you would be given honest open answers.