Food Train is an award winning Scottish charity which helps provide support to older people through a variety of services.
We currently require volunteers who have a couple of hours spare a week to help our members who struggle with household chores such as hoovering, changing bed linen, washing windows etc due to mobility issues or poor health.
Tasks are agreed with Food Train members in advance and booked in via the office before a team of 2 or 3 volunteers go out to visit the member and undertake the work required.
Benefits to self
Improving communication skills through meeting different people with different abilities, gaining and improving day to day life skills, knowing you're making a difference to a vulnerable older persons life
Benefits to others
Helping maintain independence at home, improving the feeling of isolation that can come with living alone, improving mental well being
Glasgow - city wide
On the job training for any equipment used eg vacuum cleaner, steam cleaner etc
Support and supervision details
weekly contact with organisation staff, quarterly team meetings.