Locally advertised opportunities

For more information about these opportunities, please contact us.

Drivers (Alzheimer’s Society): Volunteer drivers are essential to ensuring people affected by dementia are able to attend the Society’s services, including singing for the brain, memory cafés and our day centres. By becoming a volunteer driver you could help to ensure people with dementia are able to access services and most importantly enjoy travelling to them.

Support at Home Services (British Red Cross): You will visit service users at their own homes and keep them company for a few hours at a time. You may help with practical tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions, or accompanying the service user to appointments. You will need to commit to a minimum of three hours per week or up to one day per week.

Event First Aid Service volunteer (British Red Cross): You will provide first aid services, occasionally life-saving, to those who need help at public events and to support the ambulance service in accordance with current first aid practice. Training is provided.

Mobility Aids volunteer (British Red Cross): As a medical-loan volunteer, you will be on hand to deal with requests that make it possible for people to return to their own homes after illness or surgery by loaning them wheelchairs, bath seats, back rests or walking frames. Full training is given.

Fire and Emergency Support volunteer (British Red Cross): You will work as part of a team to provide much-needed help to people who have suddenly found themselves homeless or in need of support following a fire or similar incident. You must be prepared to volunteer during unsocial hours when on call.

Hand, Arm and Shoulder Massage volunteer (British Red Cross): You will be offering a range of treatments that include hand care, hand and arm massage and a neck and shoulder massage, given through clothing. You will visit people in their own homes, clinics, community groups or in hospital.

Enter and View Volunteer (The Care Forum): Shape and improve your local health and social care by going into services like hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries and finding out what people think about the care they receive. Help Healthwatch South Gloucestershire to bring about real and positive change to the services we all use and need.

Healthwatch Champion (The Care Forum): Help improve local healthcare for local people, become a Healthwatch Champion for your community, healthcare or faith group. Ask people in your group to tell you their views and experiences of using local healthcare services, like hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes and dentists and share these views with Healthwatch South Gloucestershire, so it can take action to improve care based on what local people say they want and need.

Healthwatch Community Outreach Volunteer (The Care Forum): Do you have a passion for health and social care? Want to use your experience from your healthcare career to make a difference? Or gain skills to build a career in public health, nursing, social services and/or community engagement? Community Outreach volunteers hold information stands at local hospitals and GP surgeries, visit local community groups and attend big community events to find out what local people want and need from their local health care services.

Healthwatch Representative (The Care Forum): As a Healthwatch representative you will actively participate in local healthcare meetings to ensure local people’s voices are heard and acted upon by policy and decision makers. Feed in the views and experiences of local people by telling the meeting what Healthwatch has been told by the public. Share your record with Healthwatch so it can stay up to date with developments in local healthcare.

Emotional Support volunteer (Self Injury Support): Self Injury Support helps girls and women in emotional distress. It seeks volunteers to provide non-judgemental, non-directional, emotional support on the phone to women affected by self harm/self injury. Full training and support given. 3 hours per week or fortnight.

News & information

Volunteer managers’ meeting: Meetings allow volunteer managers to meet and share good practice and experiences. The opening meeting is on 7 November. More information.

Experiences: Michele tells how a local company restored her confidence and helped her back into work.

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