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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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Independent Living Service Volunteer Scottish Borders

Based from TD1 2HQ
We have community led outreach volunteering opportunities throughout the Scottish Borders including but not limited to Hawick, Peebles, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Cheviot and Teviot.

We are looking for volunteers who

• Can commit to volunteer at least half a day per week – Monday to Friday


• Are able to drive and have use of a vehicle, this is preferred if providing outreach support but not essential. If you will be driving for this role you need to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK.


• Have good communication skills.


• Are warm, friendly and able to empathise with others.
Are reliable and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
Are available to undertake the required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions within the first few months of volunteering.


What you will be doing
Visit people in hospital as they are getting ready to go home.
Bring people home from hospital.
Help someone settle in when they first arrive home.
Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions.
Help people find further support if they need it.
Keep records of tasks.
The skills you need
Warm and friendly with empathy for others.
Good communication skills.
Encouraging and supportive.
Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people.
Can work independently and as a part of a team.
Able to commit to a regular shift.


Experience required

Warm and friendly with empathy for others.
Good communication skills.
Encouraging and supportive.
Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people.
Can work independently and as a part of a team.
Able to commit to a regular shift.

What's in it for you
Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones.
All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).
Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for
attending training.

Travel details

travel expense's paid

Support
Training details

Are available to undertake the required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions within the first few months of volunteering, plus other specific training as required.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must undergo an Enhanced PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18

Availability
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Frequency & commitment
Can commit to volunteer at least half a day per week - Monday to Friday

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