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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.
Moray Stroke Folk are looking for helpers to assist the people who attend this local group and their carers. This can include helping to set up and clear the room when needed, helping with teas and coffees, chatting to members, playing cards or board games, helping members to take part in safely organised activities, being on hand at outings to assist members, respecting group's health and safety procedures and confidentiality.
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 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 are currently looking for a commitment of one half day per week, consisting of three appointments in the following areas: Drumchapel Library on Thursdays from 10-1pm; Castlemilk Library on Thursdays from 11-2pm; and Partick Library on Saturdays from 10.30-1.30pm.
If you are unable to commit regularly to one half day per week on any of the days specified above however are still interested in getting involved, we are also looking to recruit bank complementary therapy volunteers who may be able to fill in when required.
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
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.
This retail post brings with it the satisfaction that you are helping to make a difference to people's lives. It will also bring enjoyment of working as part of a team.
The Cancer Support Centre in Thurso is a voluntary organisation offering practical, financial and emotional support to people experiencing Cancer [and their families]. the group are looking for new volunteers to help with teas/coffees and to meet and greet people coming to the centre. You do not need to have experience of Cancer as training will be offered if required.
Can you take part in a fundraising event in TESCO on the weekend of 7-8th February 2020. this role involves bucket, promotion and raising awareness of the organisation
The North Highland Cancer & information centre based in Thurso welcome volunteers to help with fundraising for the centre. Perhaps you could collect or distribute collection tins, host a quiz or sell raffle tickets.
This valued charity based in Thurso offers free support to people and family members experiencing Cancer. Volunteers offer a listening ear and practical, social and emotional support at the Centre on Mondays & Thursdays. Can you offer a couple of hours to help the service continue, training offered.