***New dates confirmed for Evening Training course for new Home Support volunteers. Training comprises of 4 x 3 hour sessions.  The next course is commencing on Wednesday 22nd for four consecutive Wednesday evenings (22nd May – 12th June 2019) at Rachel House, Kinross– spaces are limited***

We are currently looking for volunteers to come and join our Home Support Volunteer Team.  You may already know that caring for a child with a life-shortening condition is a full-time job.  We know that our families would appreciate some practical support in their own homes with tasks such as cleaning, ironing, shopping and/or dog walking to give a few examples but practical tasks can vary, as they are dependent on the family’s needs.  We also know that siblings of children with life-shortening conditions need extra support too with fun activities, playing, baking, homework and/or drop off and pick up from local clubs or groups.

One of our Home Support Volunteers Susie had this to say about her role as a Home Support Volunteer over the past 18 months.

“’My role as a Home Support Volunteer is one of my weekly highlights and I find my time with the sibling I support so rewarding.  We have lots of fun and he keeps me on my toes, challenging me to a game of football or a game of chess most weeks.   I find it easy to commit to a weekly visit as both my Home Support
Family and I are flexible so we can fit
in other commitments we may have.”

Does this sound like something you would like to be a part off? If you can spare between 2-4 hours weekly to visit a family in their own home please get in touch with CHAS.

At present due to the success of the pilot project we are upscaling our existing project and are currently recruiting volunteers in the Edinburgh, Fife, Tayside and Central Scotland areas to become home support volunteers like Susie.

If you are interested in finding out more about this role please can contact Kristina Piggott on 01577 865777 or kristinapiggott@chas.org.uk or you can find out more at www.chas.org.uk/volunteers/home-support-volunteer