Ward Volunteer - Vale of Leven Hospital-On Hold

  • Health/Hospitals/Hospices
  • Care/Support Worker, Befriending/Mentoring
  • Vale of Leven - Alexandria / Renton / Balloch
  • We look for a commitment of 3 hours per week, for a period of 12 months. The opportunity is available weekdays and weekends.

Help improve our patients' experience during their stay in hospital by providing friendship and stimulation for patients who may not receive any visitors; you will make a big difference and gain valuable experience of working in a healthcare setting.

Tasks will include

• Chatting to patients on a one to one basis and exploring their personal interests
• Reading to patients, or playing games such as dominoes, board games and crosswords
• Providing verbal encouragement and support to the patient during mealtimes

Travel Info
This opportunity is accessible by public transport. Reasonably agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed.
No formal experience is needed, but some experience of supporting an elderly relative or friend can be helpful. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, patience and empathy, an ability to work confidentially, and an ability to work independently. Our volunteers also need to be reliable and have a caring manner. Min age 18 years.
- PVG Required
- Disabled Access available

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