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  • Meet & Greet Volunteer
    with NHS Fife

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO93420 - Created/last updated: 25/01/2024


    About this opportunity:Providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to patients and visitors as they enter the hospital.

    Signposting, and if necessary, guiding to relevant areas/departments within the hospital.

    Supporting with the implementation of COVID safety measures (wearing of masks and use of hand gel).

    Maintain stock of wheelchairs; replacing once someone has finished and cleaning for next use.

    This can be a difficult time for patients and visitors so having that warm and helpful welcome can make all the difference.

    Quote: I attended Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. At the entrance door I was met with professionalism. The friendly meet and greeter at the door made me feel as though I was entering a top hotel.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Preplacement occupational health check questionnaire. Named contacts for support. NHS Scotland volunteer induction module. More in-depth infection control training. Any role specific manual handling training provided by NHS Health & Safety Team. Fire training to be completed annually. Refresher training every 3 years.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses will be reimbursed; public transport costs and mileage rates for use of own vehicle at 28p per mile.

    Experience required:Good listening and communication skills. Helpful, friendly and caring manner. Maintain confidentiality. Willingness to participate in identified training necessary/relevant to the role. To be motivated in the volunteering activities undertaken. Ability to interact with the healthcare team. Ensure hand hygiene and infection control guidelines are adhered to at all times.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsReception areas at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline. Accessible via public transport with onsite parking also available. Reception at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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  - Ward Volunteer (Acute Wards)
  - Ward Volunteer (Community Hospitals)

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