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About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
About Our Services
Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.
About the Role
Rehabilitation Support Volunteers support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a group setting. The service can be delivered to provide specified person-centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.
About Volunteering at CHSS
Volunteers are vital to the success of No Life Half Lived strategy. We will double the number of volunteers that we have to reach everybody who needs us and help us to raise funds.
Our Volunteer Steering Group will make sure that every volunteer is supported so they have the best experience and become ambassadors for CHSS in their local communities.
CHSS is committed to ensuring that every volunteer has the best experience throughout their volunteering journey and has been reaccredited with the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.
Tayside Dynamos Powerchair Football Club is Community based club run by volunteers in the Dundee and Angus area. We are actively recruiting players and supporters of all ages and experience and we would welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop your Powerchair skills in a friendly sport based club environment.
Powerchair Football as a sport is a fantastic opportunity to build confidence, social skills, chair skills and work as part of a team. You can find out more about the sport in Scotland and it’s exciting developments by visiting www.thespfa.org
Whizz-Kidz aim to transform the lives of young wheelchair users aged between 2 and 25. We do this by providing life changing mobility equipment, exciting youth groups and wheelchair skills training. There are sometimes extra opportunities, such as volunteering at a residential camp. Volunteers can support us to reach this aim by: Supporting young people to get involved in activities, leading activities or ice breakers, acting as a positive role model for young wheelchair users.
To assist members attending The Carron Stroke Chest and Heart Group. This can include helping to set up and clear the room when needed, helping with teas and coffees, participating and helping members to take part in safely organised activities whilst maintaining confidentiality of the group.
The Volunteer Befriender will provide conversation and accompany a Momentum Service User, living in Berwickshire, to access and enjoy a range of social and recreational activities, while also personally gaining enjoyment from the social experiences.
The Befriender will provide companionship and conversation to our 39 year old Service User, who has an interesting, strong, unique and resilient personality and some degree of physical impairment. Examples of his interests and activities include outings (e.g. to the zoo, art galleries, 10 Pin Bowling, Premier league darts, football matches, occasional music concerts - an “Indie” fan, occasional bingo, window shopping, and going for a coffee). He also enjoys watching sport on TV, moderately short walks, communicating by social media and discussing current affairs. He would like to be accompanied when travelling (either by someone who drives or on buses, etc.), including for occasional medical appointments.
Perth Shopmobility are looking for applications from people to join a caring team of staff and volunteers to enable people with mobility problems to become more self-reliant in their daily life.
A well-organised booking service and record-keeping must be maintained in order to minimise waiting time for people requiring assistance. Appropriate records and statistics are also kept for monitoring/evaluation. The volunteer will be required to introduce customers to equipment and after appropriate training, train customers to use the equipment if required.
Maintenance of the equipment is essential to provide Shopmobility customers safe, clean and reliable equipment which can be used in the knowledge that we provide a service on which they can rely. Maintenance involves: battery charging, tyre pressures, checking lights etc.
N.B. Due to the location, all volunteers and staff must be very alert and aware of the dangers involved with moving vehicles at all times.
Befrienders actively enable our clients to enjoy a more independent lifestyle. By offering your companionship and practical support you will be enabling people to have more choices and control over their lives. We are looking for people who love swimming, bowling, discos and trips to the zoo and city farms. You can help open the door to a wider social network for our clients and have some fun.
The role will involve making sure each client is wearing a properly fitted riding hat. At the first and last lesson of each 12 week block there is also paperwork to be completed for each rider. We also need you to ensure that carers, parents and siblings are not patting/touching the horses at the mounting block as this is a very delicate part of the lesson.
Trustee Required. Experience in any of the following - finance/accountancy, business, healthcare, fundraising/revenue generation or communications/marketing, would be particularly useful, but most importantly we need drive and enthusiasm. We also welcome applications from young people or those interested in applying for their first trusteeship. Appropriate support, including training, will be given. This is a voluntary position but one which we hope will be very rewarding.
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.