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Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes.
>What activities will I be involved in?
• Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening
• Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs
• Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children
• Supporting the children/siblings with activities
• Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings
• Assisting with the Nursing Team with cleaning of equipment and tidying
• Support at mealtimes when appropriate
>How much time should I offer?
• You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team in North East Scotland and Moray. The time commitment can be negotiated with your supervisor.
>What are the benefits to me?
• Learning new skills
• Using your existing skills for a great cause
• Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
• Adding to your cv
• Meeting new people
• Having fun!
>What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?
By volunteering with the CHAS at Home team in nursing support, you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality support and care across North East Scotland and Moray.
>What’s the next step?
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form or if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 779 6195.
Home Start Clackmannanshire have been supporting families throughout our communities since 1988 through a combination of home visiting, group support, play sessions and parenting workshops. We recognise that being a parent, wherever you live and whatever your circumstances isn’t always easy. Our aim at Home Start Clackmannanshire is to help families achieve strong foundations for a healthy and happy future.
Administrative support is needed to assist the Operations Manager in undertaking key tasks including but not limited to those linked with Quality Assurance processes. This role will include:
Developing audit paperwork –checklists relating to files
Family Case file audits to ensure all information is up-to-date
Volunteer file audits to ensure supervision is up-to-date
Random sampling of data input to Home Start’s customised database MESH.
Checking MESH records against expenses claims
Providing support for funding applications by gathering data from MESH.
Training on MESH and Home Start processes will be provided by office manager/operations manager. Access to all other training provided by Home Start, including regular meetings with volunteers who under take family support work.
Bi-monthly 1-1 support will take place with Operations Manager.
This opportunity is flexible with regards to timings however must be within Home Start office hours Mon-Thurs 09:00-17:00, Fri 09:00-15:00
To carry out this role we are looking for someone with strong IT skills, including Word and Excel. You need to be someone who is able to work with deadlines, and engage with a range of people.
As you will have access to vulnerable families information and be among them on occasion, you will need to become a member of the PVG scheme. Home Start will support you through this application.
Westmuir Tots provides a safe, educational, welcoming and supportive environment for families of young pre-school children living in Kirriemuir. They would greatly appreciate hearing from volunteers who would like to get involved to assist with snack, washing dishes and tidying up at their busy playgroup at the end of group sessions.
Volunteers would benefit from social aspect of being part of this friendly group. So if you would like to meet new people, gain experience and confidence within a busy, fun-filled environment, use your existing skills to help others or would simply like to get involved Westmuir Tots would love to hear from you.
A Casework volunteer is someone who carries out welfare support tasks for the Royal Air Forces Association. Welfare support is about listening to an individual and assessing their needs to find out how the Association can provide help to them. Support can include anything from helping put a beneficiary with a disability in touch with social services, so they can apply for funding for a wet room, to something as simple as filling in a form to get a new fridge, for a beneficiary who cannot afford to replace their broken one. It could also be informing beneficiaries of the holiday breaks the Association offers, in one of its three Wings Break hotels. Casework volunteers may also need to gather complex information on beneficiaries to help with applications for care home fees or similar and this can involve providing clear and precise information on finances and correspondences. Beneficiaries are members of the RAF family.
Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease. We can provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible. Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate form coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn't fair and we want to change this. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can send out to them). Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
We are a registered charity offering an accessible, flexible, child-friendly and needs-led therapeutic service to children and families in the Lothians. We aim to recruit two new Board members to strengthen and broaden the skills of our existing Board of Trustees. New members would act as consultants/advisors, offering specific knowledge and experience in the following areas:
• Human Resources – policy and practice
• Finance –support of voluntary agencies in establishing good practice in line with legislation, and of developing self-sustaining business practices
• Early Years – policy and practice (experience in one or more of the fields of health, social work, education, therapeutic support services, or voluntary sector supporting children and families)
• Strategic Planning
• IT- technical support and/or client database systems
• Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member
• Children’s mental health - as practitioner or policy maker
The Board meets every 8-10 weeks for around 1 ½ hours at our premises in Eskbank. Meetings take place on a Monday morning.
This can involve helping with difficult "handovers" in emotionally sensitive situations. Our neutrality is particularly important in contact situations and the volunteer will be required to engage with both parents without giving advice, counselling or expressing an opinion. Ensuring the availability of suitable play equipment and materials, and giving ideas for play and parent child interaction (if asked) is part of the duties, as is encouraging parents to tidy up the Centre at the end of contact and providing tea and coffee.
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.
Home-Start offers one-to-one personalised support for parents with children under 5. Home-Start places trained volunteers alongside parents and support is provided for as long as the family needs it.
Trustees make up the governing body of Home-Start Dunfermline and have a responsibility to ensure that the charity's activities are carried out in accordance with the Trustee and Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Trustees ensure that the organisation complies with requirements under both Charity and Company Laws, in addition to other laws such as Employment, Health & Safety etc. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and the trustees take an active part in the discussions and decision-making.
Garioch Community Kitchen exist to enhance the health and well-being of all sectors of the community in Central Aberdeenshire. We provide a range of services including informative food workshops in a safe and supported environment, delivering practical and nutritional information and teaching transferable food skills in the Wyness Hall and on an outreach basis. We work in partnership with other agencies and groups to promote healthy cooking and eating choices.
We are looking for motivated, local individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skill base to the Charity. It is essential our Committee is made up of people with varying skill sets and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from the private, public and/or third sector.
Committee meetings are held quarterly, and Committee members are expected to attend with email communication outwith these meetings. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the Charity and to support the Business Development Manager.