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  • Home Support Volunteer
    with CHAS Trading (Childrens Hospices Across Scotland) (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO73423 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (better known as CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions. CHAS is looking to expand its exciting new home support volunteer service.

    Caring for a child with a life-shortening condition is a full time job and that our families would really appreciate some support in their own homes in two particular areas - practical tasks and sibling (brother/sister) support.

    Sibling support can include help with homework, school pickups and transport to clubs/activities. Practical tasks for the family can include cleaning, ironing, shopping, and/or dog walking.

    This is a flexible role which can work around your other commitments and those of the family. Full training and ongoing support will be provided. All Home Support volunteers will require membership of the PVG scheme, the costs of which will be covered by CHAS.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:CHAS want volunteers to feel happy, safe and confident in their role. As a CHAS Home Support volunteer you will be thoroughly trained and supported throughout your volunteering journey. Before you start your role you will receive an invitation to CHAS, along with an assessed learning package which will consist of 4x3 hour weekly sessions, which is tailored to your role (these sessions are available during the day or in the evening). You will also receive regular support and supervision.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy each month or weekly if prefer. This includes mileage costs and public transport rates.

    Experience required:Caring, compassionate, reliable. Shared values with CHAS: respect, care, honesty, accountability. Good listening skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    This role involves working in family homes.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsAs a Home Support Volunteer you will be matched to one family to visit on a weekly on-going basis. Therefore access to reliable public transport or a clean and current driving licence and access to a vehicle is required, as visits will take place within

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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