Support workers work directly with people with additional support needs; providing personal care and developmental support, as needed, by each individual student both in the houses and sometimes in the workshops. The support worker actively promotes the rights of our students as individuals; helps them to achieve their potential by strengthening areas where they can develop; and assists in creating a safe and homely environments.
“Beannachar is a Camphill Community where we support young adults with additional support needs aged 18 to 33, to meet their full potential.
Beannachar is situated in countryside on the edge of Aberdeen, two miles from the city centre. There is a large 19th century house, comprising one house community (Silver Birch) and two purpose-built houses, Rose and Linden. With workshops for weaving, wool processing, woodwork, rug making, leatherwork, laundry and herb processing, and also additional co-worker accommodation. A large walled garden, a farm, a sports area and extensive woodland make up the 28 acres of ground.
🌟 Join Our Mission: Volunteer Mealtime Helper for Veterans at Erskine Care Home, Gilmerton, Edinburgh 🌟
Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of those who have served our country? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Volunteer Mealtime Helpers for our esteemed veterans.
🍽️ What You'll Do:
As a Volunteer Mealtime Helper, you'll play a crucial role in creating a warm and supportive dining experience for our residents. Your responsibilities will include:
➡️ Assisting in the serving of meals during mealtimes
➡️ Engaging with residents in a friendly and compassionate manner
➡️ Providing support to residents who may need assistance during meals
➡️ Creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere during mealtim
Are you passionate about supporting veterans and making a positive impact in your community? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is looking for dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our team as Volunteer Befrienders.
Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming a Volunteer Befriender, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents.
Why Volunteer as a Befriender:
Make a real difference in the lives of veterans who have served our country.
Build meaningful connections and friendships with residents.
Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment.
As a Volunteer Befriender, you will engage in 1:2:1 interactions with residents, offering companionship and support. This could involve friendly conversations, strolls in the garden, or engaging the resident in activities like crosswords. Your time and commitment will create moments of joy and connection for those who have served our nation.
Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is looking for compassionate individuals with an interest in dementia to join our team as Volunteer Companions for our Dementia Café.
About Erskine Care Home:
Erskine is committed to providing specialised care, and we are seeking volunteers to support our Dementia Café, creating a warm and supportive environment for both residents and their families.
Why Volunteer for the Dementia Café:
Make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by dementia.
Provide companionship and support in a caring and nurturing setting.
Join a community that values empathy, understanding, and connection.
Your Role as a Volunteer Companion:
As a Volunteer Companion for the Dementia Café, you will be a source of comfort and companionship for residents and their families. Your presence and support on Saturdays, once a month or every two months, will contribute to the well-being and joy of those living with dementia.
Do you thrive in organising unforgettable experiences and love to be part of creating memorable moments? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Volunteer Activities & Events Volunteers.
Erskine is more than a care home; it's a community. We are seeking volunteers to assist, in the organisation of events ,with outings, and group activities to bring joy and excitement to the lives of our veterans.
Why Volunteer in this role?
Play a crucial role in creating memorable experiences for veterans.
Contribute your organisational skills to make a positive impact.
Join a community that values your creativity and enthusiasm.
As an Activities & Events volunteer, you will be the magic behind our big events, outings, and group activities. You will assist to ensure that our veterans have engaging and enjoyable experiences.
Are you a fitness enthusiast with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others? . Erskine Edinburgh Care Home in Gilmerton, is seeking dedicated individuals with a background in personal training or similar to join our team as Active Lifestyles Volunteer
Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents.
At Erskine, we believe in promoting holistic well-being for our veterans. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their expertise in the exercise field to enhance the physical health and vitality of our residents.
Make a meaningful difference by promoting health and well-being for veterans.
Utilise your skills and support staff to create engaging and tailored exercise classes or gym sessions for residents
Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment.
As an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist with exercises, gym sessions and even cycling. Your expertise will play a crucial role in improving the overall fitness and mobility of our residents.
To support the work of Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) who are the national voluntary organisation concerned with helping new and long-term spinal cord injured people to see the possibilities of living life beyond their injury.
Role Description :
Your involvement as a volunteer will be focused – if a non-spinal cord injured person - on helping to organise monthly coffee meets for members within the Borders area. If you have a spinal cord injury yourself you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the discussions that take place, offering empathy and understanding as required. This opportunity offers volunteers an invaluable insight into the challenges faced by those living with a spinal cord injury as well as access to information about how these same challenges can be managed.
Support the elderly in this popular day care centre . entertainment and crafts are always popular and well received. As a volunteer you can help with social interaction. Are you friendly, patient and available for a few hours The centre is open weekdays. in Wick.
Why we want you Bring your listening and communication skills to support people living with cancer to feel less isolated and lonely and to help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By joining us you’ll be doing something amazing for people, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside and helping them find their best way through. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. What you will be doing Providing face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks Adopting a non-judgemental and supportive approach to understand the needs and concerns of people living with cancer Supporting 1-3 people living with cancer every week for up to 12 visits Completing post call ‘records of activity’ reports and using all required systems Joining group catch up calls every 4-6 weeks to get key updates and/or share good practice Volunteering within agreed hours and following all best practice guidelines Signposting to additional support if required and raising any further concerns with the Macmillan team What's in it for you Meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference Use and develop your communication and people skills Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people living with cancer who are especially isolated Receive an induction, relevant training, the support you need to carry out your role, and agreed out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed within our guidelines).
What you will be doing Leading initial home visits and risk assessments for Community Buddying, Inputting and updating sensitive personal information on our data system Matching service users with volunteers, following our matching process, Checking in with service users and volunteers after their first call or visit Supporting Buddy Volunteer recruitment and induction. Acting as a point of contact for Buddy volunteers regarding wellbeing, offering group support sessions and signposting to wellbeing resources. Attending regular team meetings to share good practice. Having regular calls and meetings with a Volunteering Services Delivery Lead