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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 email@example.com or 0141 779 6195.
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