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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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Peer Support Volunteer - Largs Stroke Group

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland supports groups across Scotland to meet the needs of people living with chest and heart conditions and following a stroke. Peer support groups give people the chance to share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.

Peer support groups have various reasons for coming together. It may be to meet socially, take part in physical activity or learn how to live well with their condition. Each group is unique and tailored to the needs of its local community. Everyone involved with the group will have a say in how the group is run.

Tasks may include setting up and clearing the room; organising refreshments; taking the register, and collecting subs; meeting, and greeting new members; organising, and taking part in the programme of activities; supporting, and taking part in fundraising (e.g., raffles); promoting the group; and working to the group’s health & safety and other procedures.


Experience required

The ability to work with people and understand their needs; an awareness of boundaries; effective communication and listening skills; the ability to work confidentially.

Travel details

Largs Library, 26 Allanpark St, Largs, KA30 9AG

Support
Training details

CHSS will provide training to support you in your role. Training may include First Aid; Infection and Prevention Control; and Moving and Handling.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18
Looking for someone who is able to assist with wheelchair users.

Availability
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Frequency & commitment
The Largs Stroke Group runs every Wednesday 10-12pm

Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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