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. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we will provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.
Join our amazing team of Community Support Volunteers, who support people with one or more of our conditions 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 group setting in person, virtually or via telephone.
To provide a friendly face and practical help for all presenting patients with hearing aid queries.
To replace the tubing and/or batteries of ‘mould type’ NHS Hearing aids on request if possible.
To provide contact details of where further help or information can be obtained.
To make appointments at Kings Cross Audiology Dept for patients whose hearing aid problems cannot be resolved by the procedures the volunteer has been trained to undertake.
To complete details of service provided and of those requesting support for audiology audit.
To complete the training and refresher training sessions for Hearing Aid Support Volunteers led by the Audiology Dept.
To be aware of how to access other relevant local services.
Voluntary Services Manager/coordinator and Audiologist
To wear ID badge whilst on duty
To respect patient confidentiality
To adhere to Infection Control Guidance when working with Hearing Aids and after completion of interventions.
To carry out only the procedures you have been trained to perform as demonstrated by Audiology and practiced.
To obtain an audiology appointment for the patient whose hearing aid support needs are more complex than the hearing aid support volunteer.
To complete audit documentation and return monthly.
To order further supplies of batteries and tubing as required.
Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
The essential part of the role is interacting with clients, so you may be visiting clients or doing this virtually. As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home.
What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely
• Liaising with clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Arranging for the purchase of goods and services
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the
Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Support people in your community with a military background
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
Minimum Age: 18
Is a criminal record check required? Yes
DUNDEE AND ANGUS!
St Andrew's First Aid are currently recruiting for volunteers in Dundee and Angus!
As a volunteer with St Andrew’s First Aid you will have access to training and development opportunities and given the chance of attending 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.
If you are interested in joining us and becoming a part of the St Andrew's First Aid family, please get in touch! 💙
Can you make a difference to elderly patients within a health setting? Patients that have been in hospital for a prolonged period of time can experience isolation and frustration due to a lack of stimulation and visitors. We are looking for mature, confident volunteers with plenty of life experience to help improve the patients’ stay.
The main role of the volunteer is to provide friendship and stimulation for elderly patients, many of whom will have some form of cognitive impairment. Tasks will include;
• Chatting to patients on a one to one basis and exploring their personal interests
• Reading to patients, or playing games such as dominos, board games and crosswords
• Providing verbal encouragement and support to the patient during mealtimes
• Supporting the activities coordinator with activities on the ward
Volunteers can enhance their experience in hospital and potentially avoid them becoming frustrated, which can stem from prolonged periods of time where stimulation is lacking. Many of these patients don’t have visitors.
Angus Specialist Palliative Care Services are looking for volunteers to support their services. Current volunteering roles include:
Arbroath Macmillan Day Service, Arbroath Infirmary
Hand & Nail Therapy
Whitehills Macmillan Day Service, Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Forfar
Hand & Nail Therapy
Stracathro Macmillan Day Service, Stracathro Hospital
Hand & Nail Therapy
To enquire about any of the roles please click on the enquire button below.
The Macular Society is the UK's leading charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support. Macular disease causes sight loss, for example when reading, looking at photos or watching television and affects mainly older people.
The groups provide information, support and new friendships to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends. Whether you can spare a few hours or a couple of days a week, you’ll be doing something great to help. By giving your time, you will help the society to reach the thousands of people living with macular disease and sight loss in your area and provide life-changing support.
You will be volunteering as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the group.
Tasks shared by volunteers may include:
-Welcoming members and guests, sharing information, wrapping things up at the end.
-Organising guest speakers and suggesting social activities.
-Keeping in touch with group members, maintaining a list of members and sharing updates with head office.
-Collecting meeting subs.
-Setting out the chairs, serving tea and coffee
Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) - Borders Osteoporosis CAMEO Group
Do you enjoy making a difference in your community? We are setting up an osteoporosis support group to be based in the community in Galashiels and are looking friendly, welcoming people to help.
An amazing opportunity to support and help others in a community setting with the newly formed Galashiels Osteoporosis Support Group. Help individuals to improve their quality of life, whilst helping them learn to live well with this debilitating condition.
The (CAMEO) Osteoporosis Support group (Come and meet others with Osteoporosis) will meet up in the community in Galashiels. The group will be welcome to all, but is mainly for people with osteoporosis or those touched by the condition to meet up and be given the opportunity to speak to others in a similar situation. The group is being set up in the community with a local volunteer team, but will have ongoing support and guidance from the Volunteer and Public Engagement team at the ROS.
The Galashiels Osteoporosis Support Group will be run in a relaxed fun and informative way. Osteoporosis Support Groups can be another great source of information and can help other people in similar situation by helping to raise awareness about all things Osteoporosis, especially if newly diagnosed.
There are lots of ways to get involved, but this could include:
• With the Volunteer Lead, helping to plan for and organise upcoming meetings.
• Sending and replying to emails, sending meeting invites, writing newsletters and updates.
• Help to set up before and clear away after the meeting.
• Meet and greet attendees on the day, being a point of support for group attendees, answering questions and helping them in ways that best meets their individual needs. Giving peer support, helping to guide and assist others on their Osteoporosis journey.
• Work as part of the team, helping to support the group and the Volunteer Lead, with the support and help of the ROS and the Borders Volunteer Action.
• There may be the opportunity to take part in community awareness events and to take on other volunteer role if interested.
No minimum commitment, but to help secure the future of the group, a long term commitment would be preferred. We plan for meetings to be held four times a year for two hours.
Calling All Volunteering Heroes: Join Our Mission to Brighten Lives!
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country? Erskine Veterans Charity is searching for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of our impactful volunteering family. Join us as we create moments of joy, connection, and companionship for our esteemed residents.
Why Volunteer With Us?
🌟 Meaningful Impact: Your time and effort will directly contribute to enhancing the quality of life for our veterans. Whether it is supporting activities, offering practical support or simply sharing stories as a visitor or befriender, you will be making lasting memories.
🌼 Fulfilment: There is nothing quite like the feeling of bringing smiles to the faces of those who have sacrificed so much. Your involvement will add purpose and fulfilment to your own life as well.
🤝 Connection: This is an opportunity to connect with veterans, their families, staff, and other volunteers, share experiences, build on your interpersonal skills and build friendships that transcend generations. Your presence will help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
🧠 Stimulating Activities: .Our activities programme is as varied as our residents’ interests are. From group outings to creative projects, your ideas and energy will be welcome, and your involvement will keep their hearts and minds active. Help us create an environment where veterans can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Join Our Team Today!
Step forward and be a part of something truly extraordinary. Erskine is ready to welcome you into our family, where your kindness will ripple through the lives of those who deserve it the most. Together, we can create a haven of happiness and camaraderie.
Be the light that illuminates their days. Join our volunteers and show our veterans the care and respect they have earned. Your time, compassion, and dedication will make all the difference.
Honouring Our Heroes: One Activity at a Time
Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us:
📞 0141 814 4640
You will visit Astley Ainslie Hospital to chat to patients and provide social stimulation. This really helps to relieve some of the boredom and frustration patients sometimes feel whilst in hospital. You will also have an opportunity to serve patients teas and coffees, serve meals (evening shift only), and complete other ad-hoc tasks as directed by the ward staff. With additional training, you may also have opportunities to take patients outside for walks during spells of nice weather.