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Kindness Caller with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Volunteering as a Kindness Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.

The charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country.

Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a kindness caller is so important.

Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done through a new telephone check in service, text message or facetime call to existing service users and anyone who needs them.

Required Skills

• A friendly, listening ear

• Willingness to help your local community

• Willingness to follow medical advice in order to keep yourself and others safe

About Your Training

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing:

• Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions

• Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances

• Training in telephone, text or facetime support

• Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’

For further advice about doing so, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk

For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland visit www.chss.org.uk