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Royal Voluntary Service WANTED Good Neighbours and Befriending Volunteer

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across England, Scotland and Wales so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of their work is supporting older people. They provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation.

Volunteers are vital to the work of the Royal Voluntary Service. With out them Royal Voluntary Srvice simply wouldn't exist. Their volunteers come from all walks of life, men or women, young or older and they've got something for everyone including specialist roles such as this. Anyone who volutneers for Royal Voluntary Service knows that they are joining a charity which people trust - their style is practical, positive, personal and professional. Royal Voluntary Service is committed to being an Investing or Volunteers organisation.

Currently the pattern of their services varies in different places and they have ambitious plans to join up their services through the creation of more Royal Volunteer Service community hubs in more towns so that people can easily find the help and support they feel they need.

Overview

Visit older people in their homes to provide friendly social contact and help them to maintain their independence

Key Tasks may include:

  • Providing regular, friendly social contact
  • Carrying out safe warm and well checks
  • Practical help such as post office/ prescription collections, assisted shopping, care of pets, occasional help in the home, e.g.organising files
  • Providing transport or help in accessing transport
  • Checking on loder person's welfare upon return home from hospital stay
  • Helping the older person access other services if required

Key Skills Required:

  • Friendly personality
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to work within legal and Royal Voluntary Service guidelines

Benefits to Volunteer

  • Enriching the lives of older people in your local community
  • Contributing to the work of Royal Voluntary Service to help older people get the best out of life
  • Making new friends
  • Developing skills and experience

Time Commitment

 

  • Flexible according to the volunteer's availability and the needs of the service

Training

  • Training and materials will be provided by Royal Voluntary Service

Location

 

  • Within your local community

Expenses

  • Expenses will be paid at the rate stated in the expenses policy

For more information contact Claire James at PAVO tel: 01597 822191 or email: claire.james@pavo.org.uk 

9 February 2017 14:24

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