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Highlighted Volunteering Opportunity

CHEST HEART AND STROKE SCOTLAND - KINDNESS VOLUNTEER 

Description

Help us and join Scotland's fight against coronavirus,  Volunteering as a Kindness Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.

Our charity supports people with chest,heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country.  Many are scared, worried, and isolated and need our hep more than ever. That is why this role as a kindness caller is so important.

Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes.  This can be done through our new telephone check in service text message or facetime call to our existing service users and anyone who needs us.

About your training:

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing:

> Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions.

> Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances.

> Training in telephone, text or facetime support.

> Training in 'Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries'.

Experience Required

> A friendly, listening ear.

> Willingness to help your local community.

> Willingness to follow medical advice in order to       

    keep yourself and others safe.

Restrictions

None.

Minimum Age

18

Expenses

Yes

 


For further information please contact: 

Kathleen Williamson, VAS Volunteer Placement and Support Worker
01595 743910 kathleen.williamson@shetland.org

 

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