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Care Home Visitor Support Volunteer Age Cymru
Location: All Wales
£volunteer per hour / Part Time

Visitor Support Volunteer

This is an exciting new role that has been designed to help care homes welcome visitors in line with Covid-19 rules.

After a year in which visiting care homes has been significantly restricted because of Covid-19 regulations, we know that friends and / or family are keen to be able to return to visiting their loved ones.

This volunteering opportunity will play a key role in supporting care homes with visiting as they seek to welcome visitors.

You could be:

Supporting the care home with arrangements to facilitate visits

Welcoming visitors on the day, ensuring use of distancing, masks and sanitiser as appropriate

Escorting visitors to and from visiting areas

Other activities that support smooth and safe visiting.

The role would suit someone who has the following qualities and skills:

Good, positive communication skills

Ability to work unsupervised, using own initiative as required

Understanding of confidentiality

Understanding of and empathy with the needs of older people

Reliability, patience and sensitivity

Outgoing and confident

What can you gain from this role?

Meet and make friendships with new people

The appropriate training and induction

Support from staff at Age Cymru and the care home

Great experience for your CV, and work references if required

A chance to make a real difference by bringing together residents and their family or friends.

Care Homes:

Hengoed Park and Hengoed Court – Swansea

Glan Rhos – Anglesea

Ysguborwen – Aberdare

Capel Grange – Newport

St. Nicholas – Montgomery, Powys

Plas Bryn Rhosyn – Neath

Sunrise – Cardiff

Time commitment: Each session would last for approximately three hours. We’re keen to attract volunteers who can dedicate to one or more sessions per week depending on availability. We welcome applications for weekend volunteering to meet the demands of care home visiting hours.

The role is subject to regular lateral flow testing as required.

To apply, please email: carehomevolunteer@agecymru.org.uk

Age Cymru is a registered charity 1128436. Company limited by guarantee and registered in Wales and England 6837284. Registered office address Ground Floor, Mariners House, Trident Court, East Moors Road, Cardiff CF24 5TD. © Age Cymru 2021


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