We need Falkirk Council employees working in non-critical roles to consider volunteering a few hours of their day to support critical services.

Currently, we need to provide increased care and support in our communities to help alleviate the pressure COVID-19 is placing on our local health and care system.

Because of this we urgently require support in our care homes and our care at home service.

Volunteering roles

We have several paid volunteering positions available and need employees who can provide regular support to ensure continuity of care for our most vulnerable citizens.

Personal care (care at home)

Immediate support is needed to provide personal care during breakfast (7:30am to 9am), dinner (4:30pm to 6:30pm) and evening (8pm to 10pm) shifts.

These shifts could be bolted on before or after your core hours so as not to interfere with your normal day job.

Duties depend on the shift and may include helping people get up, washed and dressed, meal preparation, medication prompting, and assisting with bedding down.

Care homes

We need volunteers to help provide personal care including washing, dressing, toileting and medication in our care homes during the week and at weekends.

Previous experience would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be given.

Manager support

If you are in a non-critical role and are willing to volunteer, you can apply to do so in addition to your normal core hours or instead of your normal job.

If you wish to temporarily step into a volunteering role either full or part time, you will need permission from your line manager, even if you would still be able to work your normal contracted hours.

If you are looking to work additional hours, you would still need to discuss this with your manager.

Applying

If you are interested in volunteering and can provide support on a regular basis, please contact the appropriate person below for more information on duties and pay as well as how to apply.

Personal care
Julie McKinven
Care home
Sarah Nimmo

Training

You must complete any required training for the position you are volunteering for. Training may need to be undertaken face to face, depending on role.

You will also be required to obtain PVG membership for children and adults. If you do not have this already, we will support you on how to do this. PVG membership costs £59.