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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carer and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.
• Aged over 21
• Good with people, friendly and an excellent communicator
• Happy to use your own vehicle to transport people living with dementia to activities in your local area
• Flexible and adaptable
• Wanting to volunteer and learn something new?
Our Volunteer Drivers help us to make it possible for people living with dementia to attend planned activities and support groups in their local area. Many people living with dementia no longer drive and some can have difficulty using public transport, volunteer drivers are vital helping us to keep people involved in their local communities.
If you are aged 21 or over, have access to a vehicle, hold a valid driving licence and have done so for 2 years, MOT and insurance and have some time to offer on a regular basis, Alzheimer Scotland wants to hear from you!
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.
Kyle Stroke Club meet up once a week (Tuesdays 1pm-3pm) for activities, chat and a get together. It’s an invaluable support to people who are living with stroke and it just wouldn’t run without the support of our wonderful volunteers.
Can you please help us?
Making teas and coffee
Chatting to members and helping with activities
Driving - MIDAS training might be available.
Our befrienders meet with a young person 2- 3 times a month and develop supportive 1:1 relationships whilst engaging in social activities. Befriending enables young people to develop increased confidence, self esteem and general wellbeing and to reduce social isolation.
Our befrienders must be at least 19 years old, able to drive and have access to a car. Our successful Befrienders are friendly with a sense of humour, are patient and reliable as well as non judgemental and open minded.
Befrienders are required to complete Induction Training, and are exoected to attend regular supervision sessions. Following Induction all Befrienders are required to apply for registration under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme. The cost of this and other ut of pocket expenses are met by the Trust.
Opportunities are available across Scotland and a minimum of 1 year commitment is required.
NHS 24 have created a youth forum to give young people an opportunity to influence NHS 24 services. This helps us to improve services and ensure they are accessible to young people. Our current members have had the opportunity to feedback a number of our services. We have also recently worked with Young Scot and provided feedback on some work they are doing in creating digital health services. We are keen to help our young people gain new skills, for example we have provided a training session on effective communication.
The group meet 4 times per year and try to meet at different locations. We are registered with the Saltire Awards so they would be able to achieve certificates for volunteering with us. We also provide lunch on the day as well as any travel expenses.
Patient, caring volunteers to offer emotional and physical support to people with ill health using the Healing Hub oxygen tank in the Healing Hub Centre, Wick. The centre has undergone a refurbishment and will have increased footfall and therefore more volunteers required to offer support to people with physical ill health.
volunteers to help operate the Oxygen chamber in the Healing hub Centre based in Wick. this chamber helps people with ill health, MS etc. The volunteers will supervise people using the chamber ..Can you offer 2 hours anytime on a Tuesday- Thursday from 10-4pm ... .training given
Can you help support this group with the monthly fundraising quiz? As a volunteer you could help create quiz sections [eg. music/history questions], or help mark papers or sell raffle tickets. The quiz held on the first Friday of the month in Castletown 8pm
Assist with various aspects of the Shetland Stroke Support Group for example driving; social club activities; visiting stroke victims to provide support and friendship; providing basic IT training. The group meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at Quoys in the winter months, and go on day trips one Saturday a month in the summer months. A newsletter is sent out to all group members and volunteers each month to update on upcoming events and items of interest.
The aim of this role is to deliver a professional, high quality and, relaxing complementary therapy service to people affected by cancer in local communities. This role is available in our outreach centres which are located in libraries across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. We require a minimum commitment of one half day per week, consisting of three appointments. At the moment we have slots available in: Royston Library from 11-2pm on Tuesdays, Drumchapel Library from 10-1pm on Thursdays, Castlemilk Library from 11-2pm on Thursdays, and in Partick Library from 10.30-1.30pm on Saturdays.
Cancer Support Scotland first began 40 years ago, in the cosy living room of Sir Kenneth Calman. Now in our home amidst the leafy grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, we’ve worked hard to make sure things don’t feel a whole lot different. The Calman Centre was created as a safe space, helping everyone we support to feel at ease and in control. Where better then, than in a giant living room – where family and friends are welcome and the kettle is always on.
Cancer Support Scotland provides emotional and practical support to those affected by cancer. Offering counselling, complementary therapy, stress management and podiatry through one-to-one and group based methods.
A cancer diagnosis doesn’t often come on its own. It can bring with it many stresses and complications. We exist to support the wellbeing of anyone affected by cancer, including family and carers. There are many cancer support charities in Scotland offering a variety of support. As one of our volunteer complementary therapists you will be at the heart of our service providing vital support to people affected by cancer. By offering treatments you will be helping to reduce pain and discomfort caused by treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy and ease stress and anxiety.
What are the main responsibilities?
· Delivering complementary therapies that are safe and beneficial for people affected by cancer.
· Ensure all client paperwork is completed accurately and that any medical history is recorded.
· Develop and propose client treatment plans.
· Client’s data is inputted accurately after each appointment.
· Ensuring all stock, paperwork, oils, and laundry levels are maintained. We require you to wash your own laundry after each shift.
· Maintain a clean and tidy therapy room in accordance with hygiene regulations and infection control.
· Signposting and referring service users to other support services where appropriate.
· Maintain client confidentiality at all times.
What are the qualifications and key skills required?
· HNC/HND in complementary therapy or a minimum of three or more complementary therapy certificates
· Ideally previous experience of delivering complementary therapies in a health or social care setting
· Ability to adapt and tailor therapies to ensure they are safe for everyone regardless of medical history
· Ability to empathise with people who are emotional or vulnerable
· Good IT skills and attention to detail
· Reliable with good timekeeping.
· Good communication skills
· Able to enthusiastically represent Cancer Support Scotland