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Wellbeing Volunteers will support patients who have returned home from hospital by providing telephone wellbeing checks. Volunteers will ask questions regarding the patient’s wellbeing and individual needs which will provide short-term support until other referral pathways can be established. Wellbeing volunteers will also support patients to engage and connect with local third sector organisations.
Volunteer Drivers will ensure the safe transportation of discharged patients from hospital to their home location within the South Lanarkshire area. Volunteer drivers may also be required to collect various items, for instance Back to Home boxes or belongings and safely transport them to the patient’s home. Prescription pick-up may also be required.
Fuel expenses are paid at 0.45p per mile subject to review.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
• To provide safe and reliable transportation for patients
• To be polite and respectful and make patients feel reassured
• To safely guide patient’s in and out of the car whilst adhering to current NHS Lanarkshire guidance
• To collect Back to Home boxes or patients items as and when required for the patient
• To pick up a patient’s prescription from the ward or hospital pharmacy and deliver safely to their home
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Naomi Sutton, Community Engagement Officer at email email@example.com or telephone 0141 332 4031 Ext: 2274.
Our Centre volunteers based at the Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie will welcome visitors to Maggie's in an informal and friendly way. They chat to help visitors feel at ease, and introduce visitors to a member of staff as appropriate. Volunteers may show visitors around the centre and outline our timetable, as well as helping us keep the centre visitor-ready.
Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in and around Aberdeen who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else. The young people we work with all face different challenges in their lives such as; mental ill health, long term unemployment, low confidence and self esteem, care experienced, limited English communication skills due to being new to this country or disabilities.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; support to explore job, training and further education opportunities; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are. The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work?
• Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
• you are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour
• meetings can be face to face or virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp. There is also an opportunity to do a mixture of the two which offers a flexible and accessible approach to this volunteering role in addition to the match itself.
•matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face
If you are interested in this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you!
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
Improving the Cancer Journey service (part of the wider Midlothian Wellbeing service provided by Thistle Foundation) aims to help people affected by cancer find the right support at the right time. Anyone over the age of 16 affected by cancer (including family members and carers) can access time with a practitioner to talk about what matters to them and help them get the right support.
The ICJ drop-in sessions will:
· Help raise awareness of the service
· Support people affected by cancer in Midlothian to access ICJ support
· Provide people affected by cancer information and signposting to other services.
We are developing a small team of volunteers who with cover a monthly library-based drop in. ICJ volunteers will provide a warm welcome to people visiting the drop in, support a good conversation with them that helps them understand the role of ICJ and other supports that might be available for them.
We now have a permanent base for the Tri-shaws in Bo'ness!
The Bo’ness chapter of Cycling without Age Scotland are recruiting volunteer pilots to take the elderly and disabled for trips along the foreshore and around Bo’ness. You will get full training, and will require PVG disclosure.
If you are interested in helping your community, please get in touch!
More information can be found on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/CWAFalkirk
A Volunteer Trishaw Pilot is the cyclist who is
responsible for all aspects of preparing for and
conducting a ride, post-ride duties (e.g. required
records) and promoting awareness of,
encouraging support for and maintaining the
reputation of Cycling Without Age Scotland. The
decision as to whether a Co-Pilot is required on
the ride should be based on the route
The Pilot must complete the 5-stage training as
detailed in the Trishaw and Pilot Handbook, which
may be amended/updated from time to time and
1. Getting to know the Trishaw
2. The Passenger’s Experience
3. Trial Runs
4. First Rides
5. Conducting route and risk assessments
followed by a final assessment
Sunday Key Holder Volunteers would be in charge of opening and running the store unsupervised on Sundays. They would also cash up and lock up the store at the end of the day. Duties would be cleaning, sorting donations, topping up shelves, serving customers and answering telephone.
St Andrew’s First Aid Volunteers are the lifeblood of our charity and dedicate thousands of hours to making Scotland a safer place. St Andrew’s volunteers have been providing support in Scottish communities for more than 140 years! As a volunteer with St Andrew’s First Aid you will have access to training and development opportunities and be given the chance to attend a wide range of national and local events, where your skills, knowledge and experience may be required to help someone – and may even save their life!
St Andrew’s First Aid is the leading provider of first aid event cover in Scotland and has been providing high-quality and cost-effective medical support at Scottish events for more than 115 years.
As an Event First Aider, you will help to keep the public safe at some of the most high profile events in Scotland. You’ll be able to attend an unrivalled range of exciting events, from concerts, festivals, national sporting events and theatre productions to local community events. Whatever the time of year, there will be an event to suit your needs and fit with your volunteering-life balance.
We welcome volunteers from all ages, backgrounds and levels of training.
We are looking for a Chairperson who is committed to the aims of the Orkney Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre charity to aid and improve the condition of those suffering with multiple sclerosis in Orkney. You will help the committee, staff and volunteer operatives as we support clients and run our Centre on Junction Road in Kirkwall.
The Centre consists of a two person oxygen chamber, a physiotherapy surgery and a massage surgery - all things that can help alleviate symptoms of MS - and is a space for connecting and supporting clients and their carers. The oxygen chamber is where clients have pure oxygen therapy wearing an individual mask sitting in a pressurized chamber and the Chairperson will be trained and supported to use this with clients.