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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Ward Volunteer (Community Hospitals)

NHS Community Hospitals are looking for volunteers to assist nursing staff in the ward environment by carrying out a range of non-clinical tasks and activities. This may include:

-Assisting in the preparation and serving of refreshments to patients, assisting patients to complete menu cards, handing out cutlery and crockery, serving tea/coffee, refreshing water jugs.

-Assisting patients under the direction and guidance from staff at mealtimes with serving refreshments, opening sandwich packets. This role will not involve any patient feeding.

-Engaging with patients to provide company and stimulation: games such as dominoes and cards, reading with/to patients, conversational visits.

-Helping to make the ward a safe and welcoming environment.

Experience required

Good listening and communication skills.

No experience is necessary as training will be given.

Patience, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of patients in hospital and their relatives.

To be motivated in the volunteering activities undertaken.

Ability to interact with the healthcare team.

To maintain confidentiality at all times.

Travel details

Adamson Hospital, Cupar
Cameron Hospital, Windygates
Glenrothes Hospital
St Andrews Hospital

All venues are accessible by public transport with onsite parking.

Travel expenses

Public Transport costs and a commuting rate of 0.28 pence per mile.

Training details

Volunteer Induction covering aspects such as Confidentiality & Health and Safety

Infection Prevention and Control module x 2

NHS Fife Fire Safety

Dementia Friends

Training as required for the volunteer role e.g. wheelchair training


Minimum age: 16

Frequency & commitment
2 hours per week

Volunteers (aged 16-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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