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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading specialist dementia charity working to improve the lives & opportunities of everyone affected by dementia. Our aim is that nobody faces dementia alone.
This role involves supporting individuals who attend our day care facility to participate in activities of their choosing, assisting with day to day running of the day care, for example, setting and clearing tables for lunch, assisting with dishes and other tasks as required to assist with the smooth running of the day.
To carry out this role, you will need patience, empathy, good communication skills, and the understanding and application of confidentiality of service user’s details are all essential skills as is ability to work in a team using own initiative with the ability to take direction. We promote independence within an individual’s ability as this is important to retain skills.
Volunteers are matched up on a one-to-one basis with a vulnerable adult. The matches meet regularly either weekly or fortnightly for a few hours at a time. The aim is to engage in purposeful activities within the community which will help to reduce social isolation and feelings of loneliness. It is also about continuing to support the adult to engage in their own community and have positive social connections.
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire works with NHS Forth Valley to develop volunteering in local hospitals. We are looking for older volunteers or those in/approaching retirement to carry out support roles in Stirling Community Hospital, Falkirk Community Hospital, Forth Valley Royal Hospital or Clackmannanshire Healthcare Centre - with the aim of making a visit to the hospital a better experience for patients and visitors.
Volunteers provide support to patients and visitors in many different departments. There are w wide range of volunteer roles available and we will help to find one which suits you! Volunteers contribute to the well-being of patients and visitors by being a listening ear, and a helpful and friendly face welcoming people to the hospital. Our volunteers feel valued, make new friends and keep active in retirement.
We are looking for volunteers to donate any amount of time they can, especially on a Tuesday and Saturday, to help us at our Forres charity shop. Can you help help with?... the shop/till, ironing/sorting checking (bedding, clothes, china), pricing, anone with a knwoledge of pricing antiques, old books, stock rotation, window and shop displays.
Alzheimer Scotland are looking for volunteers to help support them by volunteering within their dementia cafe's across the whole of Lanarkshire. The cafes are set-up to provide support and information to people living with dementia and their carers, and gives service users and their carers the opportunity to interact with others. Volunteers are required to help make teas/coffees and have a blether.
Alzheimer Scotland have recently opened their new refurbished resource centre and are looking for a bit of help with some reception duties as well as preparation of leaflets and photocopying information for the public.
Throughout clinics in Falkirk, our Footcare Volunteers perform a basic foot health check with each client before cutting and/or filing toenails. NHS Forth Valley provide the training, through formal sessions and shadowing while FV Tope Toes supports the volunteers.
Forth Valley Top Toes provides a volunteer based personal foot care service for older and disabled people. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls and improve health and well being among vulnerable older people.
Alzheimer Scotland are looking for volunteers in the Keith area for a monthly singing group The dates are 17th September, 8th October,12 November 10th December. Anyone wishing to help out at the sessions please contact Moira Jones at the Elgin office on 01343 552080
Angus Alive and Macmillan have joined in partnership to provide information points within Angus libraries. Volunteers are currently being recruited for various different locations across Angus Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar and Montrose libraries where there will be seated displays and volunteers in attendance for set times throughout the week.
The volunteer role will include:
- supporting visitors to access information and signpost them to other places where they can access support
- monthly stock checks of information leaflets
Volunteer will receive extensive training and continued support within this role and all equipment will be provided as necessary.