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****Erskine Edinburgh Volunteering Opportunities ****

 

Volunteer Mealtime Helpers for Veterans [Erskine Care Home, Gilmerton, Edinburgh]

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of those who have served our country? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Volunteer Mealtime Helpers for our esteemed veterans.

As a Volunteer Mealtime Helper, you'll play a crucial role in creating a warm and supportive dining experience for our residents. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the serving of meals during mealtimes
  • Engaging with residents in a friendly and compassionate manner
  • Providing support to residents who may need assistance during meals
  • Creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere during mealtime

By joining our team as a Mealtime Helper, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of veterans who have dedicated themselves to our country. Your time and commitment will contribute to creating a supportive and caring community within Erskine Care Home.

Time Commitment:  1-2 hours a wee

 

Volunteer Befrienders for Veterans [Erskine Care Home, Gilmerton, Edinburgh]

Are you passionate about supporting veterans and making a positive impact in your community? We are looking for dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our team as Volunteer Befrienders.

Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming a Volunteer Befriender, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents.

Why Volunteer as a Befriender:

  • Make a real difference in the lives of veterans who have served our country.
  • Build meaningful connections and friendships with residents.
  • Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment.

Your Role as a Volunteer Befriender:

As a Volunteer Befriender, you will engage in 1:2:1 interactions with residents, offering companionship and support. This could involve friendly conversations, strolls in the garden, or activities like crosswords. Your time and commitment will create moments of joy and connection for those who have served our nation.

What We're Looking For:

  • Compassionate individuals with a genuine interest in supporting veterans.
  • Good communication skills and a friendly, approachable demeanour.
  • Willingness to engage in various activities and create a positive social experience.

If you're ready to make a difference and be part of something truly special, we would love to hear from you!

Let's come together to bring smiles and warmth to the heroes who have served our country. Join us at Erskine!

Active Lifestyle Volunteers Wanted [Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh]

Are you a fitness enthusiast with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others?  Erskine Edinburgh Care Home in Gilmerton, is seeking dedicated individuals with a background in personal training or similar to join our team as Active Lifestyles Volunteer

Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents.

At Erskine, we believe in promoting holistic well-being for our veterans. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their expertise in the exercise field to enhance the physical health and vitality of our residents.

  • Make a meaningful difference by promoting health and well-being for veterans.
  • Utilise your skills and support staff to create engaging and tailored exercise classes or gym sessions for residents
  • Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment.

As an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist with exercises, gym sessions and even cycling. Your expertise will play a crucial role in improving the overall fitness and mobility of our residents.

Dementia Cafe Companions Sought [Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh]

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is looking for compassionate individuals with an interest in dementia to join our team as Volunteer Companions for our Dementia Café.

Erskine is committed to providing specialised care, and we are seeking volunteers to support our Dementia Café, creating a warm and supportive environment for both residents and their families.

Why Volunteer for the Dementia Café:

  • Make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by dementia.
  • Provide companionship and support in a caring and nurturing setting.
  • Join a community that values empathy, understanding, and connection.

Your Role as a Volunteer Companion:

As a Volunteer Companion for the Dementia Café, you will be a source of comfort and companionship for residents and their families. Your presence and support on Saturdays, once a month or every two months, will contribute to the well-being and joy of those living with dementia.

Experience required

  • Individuals with a genuine interest in dementia care.
  • Compassion and empathy for individuals living with dementia and their families.
  • Availability on Saturdays, with a commitment to volunteering once a month or every two months
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Activities & Social Events Volunteers for Veterans [Erskine Edinburgh Care Home Gilmerton]

Do you thrive in creating unforgettable experiences and creating memorable moments for people? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Volunteer Activities & Events Volunteers.

Erskine is more than a care home; it is a community. We are seeking volunteers to assist, in the organisation of social events, with outings, and group activities to bring joy and excitement to the lives of our veterans.

Why Volunteer in this role?

  • Play a crucial role in creating memorable experiences for veterans.
  • Contribute your organisational skills to make a positive impact.
  • Join a community that values your creativity and enthusiasm.

As an Activities & Events volunteer, you will be the magic behind our events, outings, and group activities. You will assist to ensure that our veterans have engaging and enjoyable experiences.

 

**** Fundraisers ongoing all areas ****

We need you to assist with our fundraising efforts. Erskine is a self-funding charity and we need your support to raise in the region of £12million per annum to reach our ongoing mission and vision for veterans and their spouses.

 

**** Activities support ongoing [Erskine Home Bishopton]****

We are continually seeking volunteers to support our residents to participate in a broad range of social and meaningful activities

 

**** Befrienders ongoing [Erskine Home Bishopton]****

We are continually seeking volunteer visitors and befrienders to provide conversation and companionship for our residents

 

**** Fundraising and Events Volunteers to support****

Bowls Scotland National Championships!

 

Saturday, 27th July Sunday, 28th July Friday, 2nd August

Location: Hunters Avenue, Ayr, Scotland, KA8 9AL

Help Us Make a Difference!

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support Erskine by:

Bucket collecting to raise vital funds 💰Handing out cheerful windmills 🎡Being a friendly face to our visitors

Meet new people, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the championships, support a fantastic cause🚗

Let's make this event a smashing success together

 

***Sporting Senior Games ***

 

Saturday 24th August 2024

 

We are seeking volunteers to support our care home residents teams participating in this annual sporting event at Glasgow Caledonian University

 

 

 

 

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General Interests

Providing general clerical assistance

This can include reception, filing, data entry, handwritten correspondence, stuffing envelopes, general inventory sorting, photocopying, scanning, archiving & general office support.

Supporting us by helping at fundraising events

These could include

Can collections

Event marshalling

Hosting registration and merchandise stalls

Supporting challenge event participants

Supporting Erskine events such as 

Bikers Meet, Military Ball, Partnership Events

Working directly with our residents

Including visiting and befriending residents

The Erskine Edinburgh Home (EEH)

Erskine Edinburgh Nursing Home opened in 2002 and is situated in Gilmerton in the heart of the local community. The purpose built care home provides nursing and dementia care, both long term and respite, for 40 residents on a 24 hour basis.

A wide range of services is available to all residents. We actively encourage them to participate in events that are appropriate for their ability but individuals are always free to make their own choice.

“My dad loves it here. He is well looked after and we, as a family, have no concerns at all.”

Care Inspectorate Report October 2015

Residents at Erskine Edinburgh Home enjoy:

Care

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Care for people with dementia
  • Respite care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Dental care
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  • Podiatry

Facilities

  • Wifi available in bedrooms
  • Extensive grounds landscaped gardens

    Services

  • Hairdresser
  • Banking facilities
  • Library
  • Chaplaincy

    Activities

  • Daily social activities programme with Activity Co-ordinators
  • Social events and outings

 

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The Erskine Home (EH)

Erskine Home in Bishopton opened in 2000, and is situated in picturesque grounds by the Erskine Bridge. This purpose built home, provides nursing and dementia care, both long term and respite, for 180 residents on a 24 hour basis.

The wide range of services provided are complemented by the popular Royal Scots Shop, Harry’s Cafe and nearby Garden Centre and Coffee shop.

“My door is always knocked before entering.  I have no complaints, I’m well looked after and my social life has improved since I moved here”

Care Inspectorate Report October 2013

 

Residents at Erskine Home in Bishopton enjoy unrivalled:

Care

  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Care for people with dementia
  • Respite care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech & language therapy
  • Dental care
  • Podiatry

    Facilities

  • Wifi available in bedrooms
  • Royal Scots shop
  • Harry’s cafe
  • Extensive gardens

    Services

  • Chaplaincy
  • Banking
  • Hairdresser
  • Library

    Activities

  • Daily social activities
  • Social events & outings

 

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Mealtime Assistant RAMSAY (EH) 1
Mealtime Assistant RED CROSS (EH) 1
Mealtime Assistant YARROW (EH) 1
Retail Assistant (EH) RSS 1

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Driver (EEH) 1
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Mission Statement

Erskine Vision

A Scotland where Veterans and their families thrive. 

Erskine Mission

To offer Veterans their best possible future - through the best possible care & community support

Erskine Ethos

Futures for The Brave

CARE
Communication
We communicate internally and externally, in a transparent, open manner that supports understanding and dialogue.

Accountability
We take appropriate accountability for our individual and collective actions and decisions. We aim to reduce unwarranted variation in care and support provided. We aim for beneficiaries to experience the same compassionate, person-centred care, irrespective of which members of the team are on duty.

Respect
We respect our beneficiaries and those who visit our Homes and  services. We respect each other as  colleagues. We respect the beneficiaries’ right to choose and will support them with making choices.

Empowerment
Those who receive our care and support will feel empowered to make choices. We will provide accessible, transparent information to our beneficiaries about their rights and what they mean for their day to day lives. We will value, support, act upon and learn from what our beneficiaries say. We will ensure that our beneficiaries have their voices heard. We will support colleagues to feel empowered to use their knowledge and expertise in the delivery of person-centred care and support.