Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland seeks volunteers

  • Scottish health charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, is calling for volunteers to join the fight against coronavirus to support those most vulnerable right now.

Scotland’s leading volunteering charity caring for people at risk of coronavirus has issued a rallying call for people to join the largest volunteer drive that Scotland has seen in a generation.

The call comes after over 250,000 people volunteered to help the NHS in England to fight coronavirus. 

The charity urgently needs volunteers to help people to stay safe and well in their own homes.  Volunteer roles include: 

  • Kindness calls will help to reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check-in service for those who are stuck in their homes.
  • The charity is also looking for people to sign up to deliver shopping, including groceries and medication, and dog-walking for those in high-risk groups – Government guidance permitting. 

The only skills required for these roles are a friendly, listening ear, a willingness to help in your local community and to follow medical advice around social isolation and distancing. The charity will be providing training and coaching for all volunteers.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are urging people to sign up at www.chss.org.uk/kindness

 

 

 

 

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