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Day Service Volunteers attend day sessions from 10.30am to 2.15pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Reporting to the Session Coordinator and supporting within a team of staff and volunteers they assist in providing activities and entertainment, and with serving teas and coffees to clients on their arrival. They also help to ensure a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and to promote and maintain client independence and confidence. All volunteers are PVG Scheme checked and induction and training is provided. A full role description and application pack is available on request.
Do you have a couple of hours once or twice a year to share a cup of tea with an Older Person? We need caring people to host tea parties to help combat against Loneliness.
Isolation and Loneliness are on the rise especially with Older People in the Aberdeen Community. We are looking for friendly and caring people to help with our tea parties. Could you help serve refreshments and friendly conversation from the comfort of your own home? You will only be hosting once or twice a year, so this is perfect for fitting around your own availability and lifestyle.
All our guests are driven to your home by volunteer drivers, and you will be led by our tea party volunteer coordinator. Normally your tea party will last for about 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. It is the same local group you host so you can make some real connections to your community and the Older Guests. All training is remote, and you are supported by our team and Tea Party Co-ordinator in your role.
A fantastic, enjoyable volunteer opportunity where you will make a real difference. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Esther Lynn, Engagement Officer at email: email@example.com or telephone: 020 8017 8234.
A befriender will be matched with an older person (50 and over) in their area that is isolated or lonely. They will spend time with them offering companionship to build their confidence and link them back into social activities. Many of our clients have very few visitors or people to go and see them so our volunteers spend time with someone whether through a cuppa and a chat in the clients home or a walk locally, with the hope that the volunteer will improve wellbeing, alleviate loneliness and isolation. We also run local friendship groups that the client can be linked into if able to get out and about.
Some of the skills we look for in a volunteer are: An empathy with older people; reliable and trustworthy; being sensitive and supportive; flexible; Having a few hours spare each week; Being friendly; Being interested in people.
LEAP is launching Wednesday Lunch Club, a new friendship group specifically for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers at Clydeford View in Cambuslang. The group will run on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 12 Noon until 2.00 pm.
The group will run for two hours with:
• a light lunch for everyone to help settle into the group;
• an activity in the main room;
• a separate carer’s activity or information session in a different room; and
• a closing get together to chat about the week’s activities.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to help. The club is an opportunity to help reduce loneliness and isolation, for carers to socialise and get useful information and for people diagnosed with dementia to get involved in their community and take part in activities.
There are lots of volunteering opportunities connected with his group including:
• making and serving lunch to the members;
• leading or assisting members with the activities;
• socialising with our members; and
• setting up and clearing away.
We are also looking for volunteer drivers to help assist taking our members to and from the group.
In return, we will provide appropriate training and regular supervision sessions with the Dementia Volunteer Development Officer, invitations to volunteer events and payment of reasonable expenses.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference – all help is greatly appreciated.
help at the 'silver Crafter' group for older adults. volunteers help with crafts and general duties or simply have a chat and help with refreshments. you dont need to be a 'silver crafter' yourself.!
Why we want you
1 in 5 people in the UK say they are lonely. Volunteers like you help people to
gain confidence so that they can reconnect with their local community.
For people leaving hospital, adjusting to life at home can be a difficult time. As a British Red Cross Phone Support Volunteer, you will support patients and service users by offering emotional support over the phone; signposting them to specialist services or further support, and liaising with the service coordinator to keep accurate information on the tasks given.
This is a home based role.
We are looking for someone who is:
available at least 2 hours per week between Monday to Friday from 11:00 till 16:00.
have access to their phone/laptop/computer for making phone calls and checking emails.
Live West of Scotland
Be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months
What you will be doing
Making outgoing phone calls to service users referred to the service
Offering reassurance and emotional support to service users; actively listening to their situation and checking in on their wellbeing
Signposting service users to partner agencies or specialist services as appropriate
Being aware of the potential for the need to escalate a safeguarding concern to colleagues
Ensuring that all personal data is kept safe and used appropriately
The skills you need
Able to adopt a person-centred approach
Able to support any service user in a calm, empathetic and reflective manner, creating a safe and open space
Reliable and able to consistently follow processes that relate to the role
For people leaving hospital, adjusting to life at home can be a difficult time. Helping someone get their essential shopping, pick up their prescription or get the heating turned on can make all the difference for them to feel safe at home.
We are looking for volunteers who live in Ayrshire and are able to volunteer at least 4 hours per week from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Are able to drive and have use of a vehicle, this is preferred if providing outreach support but not essential. If you will be driving for this role you need to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK.
Have good communication skills.
Are warm, friendly and able to empathise with others.
Are reliable and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.
Please apply directly via the British Red Cross link
Our Connections for Life service entails friendship telephone calls from volunteers to beneficiaries within the RAF community who maybe experiencing loneliness, adapting to life after service or just looking for a general chat. We will provide you with all the necessary training so you can rest assured that you will have all the skills you need. As a Connections Volunteer, you will have the support of a dedicated coordinator as your point of contact. A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.
What's in it for you
The opportunity to help members of the RAF community to feel less isolated and lonely and the sense of achievement having done this. It can help enhance your communication and listening skills, be very rewarding and you will gain a new meaningful relationship. Our training course is also accredited and you will receive a certificate of achievement.
The RAF Association is a member-led, welfare charity that exists to ensure that all members of the RAF community are supported, when they require it. The caseworker's 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 community. needs - this can include anything from helping them to complete a form, applying for funding for a wet-room or new white goods. regarding finances and health conditions. You would be required to provide clear and precise information on these topics. A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.
What's in it for you -
This is an opportunity to play a key role in helping the RAF Association deliver valuable support to members of the RAF community and their families. You will receive ongoing support provided by both the Volunteering and Case work Team. Upon completion of the training course you will achieve a Level 2 Information and Advice qualification accredited through the AIM Qualification and Assessment Group. Further/refresher training is also available.
n this role you will be helping and supporting the Group coordinator within our fundraising groups to organise events and secure new opportunities for fundraising by;
· Supporting in organising and attending events and collections in your local area, such as Great Guide Dogs Tea Party. Informing your key contact and relevant members of these events.
· Supporting in building relationships with local networks, organisations, schools, and social groups to host events or to name their own puppy.
· Delegating tasks and responsibilities to other volunteers within your fundraising group in the absence of the Fundraising Group Coordinator.
· Supporting in making sure fundraising policies and procedures are followed; including all roles are maintaining their required records.
If you feel you don't tick all the boxes please still get in touch to see how you could help as we are flexible, where possible, and would love to have you onboard.
Agreed volunteering out of pocket expenses are paid according to the Guide Dogs volunteer expenses policy. Full training and support provided for this role.
If you have any questions then feel free to email VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.UK