The purpose of this role is to staff the Alzheimer Scotland Borders Service Resource Hub in Kelso with reception, providing information and signposting to local services and resource leaflets, as well as also being there to meet and greet people with dementia and carers.
1. To welcome visitors and service users.
2. Answer the telephone and take accurate messages.
3. Attend dementia awareness training and attend any other necessary training relevant to the volunteering role.
4. To carry out other reasonable duties requested of the volunteer.
The purpose of this role is to assist in facilitating within community groups organised by Alzheimer Scotland Borders Service.
We have community group activities across the Scottish Borders for people living with dementia and their carers. We require the help of volunteers to help facilitate these groups, which could include things such as setting up activity rooms, making tea or coffee, or chatting to people living with dementia and carers.
1. Help in assisting in the running of a community group as requested by group leader.
2. To enable individuals to meet with others with similar interests.
3. To communicate with people with dementia, family members and staff within the community group setting.
4. To attend training to be informed about dementia and to attend any other necessary training relevant to volunteering role.
5. To carry out any other reasonable duties requested of the volunteer.
You will receive ongoing support from the community activities organiser, both by phone and face to face.
The primary role of the Outpatient Volunteer Escort will be to support the work of the General Outpatient & Orthopaedic Outpatient Departments within the Golden Jubilee Foundation. This will involve a commitment to provide an escort service to patients attending Outpatient Departments within Golden Jubilee National Hospital by offering to escort patients to various departments within the hospital.
The post holder will be required to escort patients on a frequent basis throughout their shift to various departments covering significant areas within the hospital mainly to and from the Outpatient Department on level 1 to the X-Ray Department or Discharge Lounge on the 2nd floor.
The post holder will require to be friendly, reliable and of a clean and smart appearance. The post holder may be asked to escort a patient who is in a wheelchair or who has difficulty with mobility and therefore will require patience and understanding of the patient needs by escorting the patient at the patient’s pace.
The post holder will be required to have good interpersonal skills as they will require interact/communicate with patients, nursing staff and practitioners. The post holder will be required to comply with the Hand Hygiene programme. The post holder will be required to report any matters of concern directly to the Co-ordinating nurse for the clinic or the Senior Charge Nurse for Outpatients as required.
The post holder may be asked to take an assistance dog belonging to a patient or relative to a volunteer dog sitter located within the hospital for the duration of time that the person is attending outpatients.
The role of the Volunteer Welcome/Self Check-In Guide is to provide help, direction and reassurance and to offer a friendly and helpful welcome to patients, families and visitors. To guide people to appropriate waiting area/person within the unit. Be welcoming by chatting to patients and visitors, and make them feel at ease. Actively observe patients / visitors to the unit identifying anyone who may appear in need of assistance. Provide knowledge and guidance on the use of self–service check-in kiosks, if requested by the patient. Signposting patients to waiting areas to be called for their appointment. Liaising with staff in the unit as necessary, to ensure patients are signposted to the correct clinic/area as appropriate. May be asked to move a patient in a wheelchair (once manual handling training has been completed) .
Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.
As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.
There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.
For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 211963.
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will provide customer support, whilst working in a friendly atmosphere, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language.
Since the outbreak of covid the goverment has set out guidelines for retail to ensure all our staff, customers and volunteers are safe.
This volunteer role will help make this possible by doing the following:
•Meeting and greeting customersat the entrance of the shop
•Managing a socially distanced queuing system
•Advising customers of theCOVID19 procedures we have in placein the shop,including hand sanitising and social distancing.
•Accepting donations and completing gift aidapplications•Helping with the ongoing good hygiene procedures of the shop
We are currently looking for Lead Retail Volunteers. Would you like to develop your management skills and work with our fantastic team of volunteers? We are looking for a friendly and organised person, who works well with others and can manage a team of volunteers. Our Lead Charity Shop Volunteers are shop volunteers who have additional responsibilities of opening and closing the shop and helping to ensure our volunteering team are confident and supported in their role. Full training will be provided so if you are looking to learn new skills and meet new people, please come and join our friendly team. In doing so you will help us raise vital funds for CHAS. Every pound raised makes such a difference to children and young people with a life-shortening condition.
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 will not stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the government has set out guidelines for retail to ensure all our staff, customers and volunteers are safe. This volunteer role will assist us in reopening safely by carrying out the following tasks:
- Meeting and greeting customers at the entrance of the shop
- Managing a socially distanced queuing system
- Advising customers of the COVID19 procedures we have in place in the shop, including hand sanitising and social distancing.
- Accepting donations and completing gift aid applications
- Helping with the ongoing good hygiene procedures of the shop
To carry out the role, we are looking for people who:
- Have a good understanding of the Scottish Government advice to keep yourself and others safe (further training in store procedures will be provided)
- Have a confident, friendly outgoing nature
- Enjoy meeting and engaging with new people
- Enjoy working in a team including the store manager and other volunteers
- Able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours a week
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing:
• Regular contact with your store manager, who will be available for support and to
• Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances
• Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’
• Online manual handling training
• Gift Aid training
• PPE will be provided – mask covering, gloves and hand sanitiser