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Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian

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Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian

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Volunteering at Roxburghe House
For nearly 40 years Roxburghe House has been fortunate to have the support of volunteers, team members presently stand at over 100. Those who give their time do so on a regular basis and represent a wide variety of people from school age students to retired people, parents helping out in term time and groups from corporate and educational establishments.

The Voluntary Services Manager, Mandy Urquhart is employed by NHS Grampian and is based at Roxburghe House to co-ordinate the combined skills and expertise of the volunteers to meet the needs within the unit. The service is constantly evolving creating new opportunities for volunteers to HELP SUPPORT patients and their families.
What can you do to help?
Approximately 30 different people attend as Volunteers each week showing support in a variety of ways with time being offered on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad hoc basis. Care is provided in a beautiful building with wonderful gardens creating a friendly, calming and relaxed environment, unthreatening in nature. Both inside and outside the volunteers spread their magic in the following roles;
  • Driving visitors and day unit patients
  • Coffee Bar duties
  • Patients Flower duties
  • Gardening & Plant Care
  • Reception – day and evening
  • Ward ‘Tea Trolley’
  • Weekend Helpers
  • Arts & Crafts Helpers
  • Pet Visiting
  • Day Unit & Activity Helpers
  • Bird & Wildlife care
Why become part of the team?
Volunteering provides you with an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, improve on or share existing ones. There is a strong team approach at Roxburghe House where the volunteer workforce at Roxburghe House provide an invaluable complementary service to the professional Clinical team, enabling the staff to concentrate on direct patient care.

In return we will provide you with:
  • An opportunity to volunteer in a unique environment where your contribution and gift of time is valued and appreciated
  • Reimbursement of appropriate travelling expenses from NHS Grampian
  • Support in achieving the Saltire Award for young volunteers
How do I become part of the team?
Please contact the Voluntary Services Manager, Mandy Urquhart if you wish to find out more about volunteering at Roxburghe House. Mandy can be contacted on 01224 557100 (an answering service is available) or by email mandy.urquhart@nhs.net

Although we do not have a maximum age for team members joining us, we do have a minimum age of 17 years of age or 5th year education. Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer work shadowing or work experience placements but will support volunteers as part of the Duke of Edinburgh or Saltire Awards. We ask that a minimum of 12 months commitment from our student volunteers as part of an application to study medicine, dentistry or other health related discipline.

NHS Grampian is committed to supporting and promoting volunteering in line with key objectives of the Scottish Government’s Policy. In Grampian there is a long established tradition of volunteering within the Health Service, with individuals and voluntary organisations complementing the work of health professionals to continually improve the overall quality of patient care. Within local hospitals or the Community where they live, Volunteers, by sharing their skills and talents, make a genuine contribution of time and commitment which adds considerable value to patient focused care.

Adapted from’ Guidelines for Volunteers’ – NHS Grampian
Please note the following:
  • Roxburghe House is managed by NHS Grampian, therefore volunteers are managed by NHS Grampian Volunteering Policies and Application process.
  • All applicants will be required to provide two character references from people they have known for a minimum of two years.
  • you will be asked to provide information on any convictions in relation to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and you will be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland or PVG check relevant to your voluntary role.
  • Drivers will be required to present at any time for inspection a copy of their driving licence, current MOT certificate and vehicle insurance documentation.
  • We recommend you do not consider becoming a volunteer if you have suffered bereavement in the last 12-18 months.
Volunteering at Roxburghe House
For nearly 40 years Roxburghe House has been fortunate to have the support of volunteers, team members presently stand at over 100. Those who give their time do so on a regular basis and represent a wide variety of people from school age students to retired people, parents helping out in term time and groups from corporate and educational establishments.

The Voluntary Services Manager, Mandy Urquhart is employed by NHS Grampian and is based at Roxburghe House to co-ordinate the combined skills and expertise of the volunteers to meet the needs within the unit. The service is constantly evolving creating new opportunities for volunteers to HELP SUPPORT patients and their families.
What can you do to help?
Approximately 30 different people attend as Volunteers each week showing support in a variety of ways with time being offered on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad hoc basis. Care is provided in a beautiful building with wonderful gardens creating a friendly, calming and relaxed environment, unthreatening in nature. Both inside and outside the volunteers spread their magic in the following roles;
  • Driving visitors and day unit patients
  • Coffee Bar duties
  • Patients Flower duties
  • Gardening & Plant Care
  • Reception – day and evening
  • Ward ‘Tea Trolley’
  • Weekend Helpers
  • Arts & Crafts Helpers
  • Pet Visiting
  • Day Unit & Activity Helpers
  • Bird & Wildlife care
Why become part of the team?
Volunteering provides you with an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, improve on or share existing ones. There is a strong team approach at Roxburghe House where the volunteer workforce at Roxburghe House provide an invaluable complementary service to the professional Clinical team, enabling the staff to concentrate on direct patient care.

In return we will provide you with:
  • An opportunity to volunteer in a unique environment where your contribution and gift of time is valued and appreciated
  • Reimbursement of appropriate travelling expenses from NHS Grampian
  • Support in achieving the Saltire Award for young volunteers
How do I become part of the team?
Please contact the Voluntary Services Manager, Mandy Urquhart if you wish to find out more about volunteering at Roxburghe House. Mandy can be contacted on 01224 557100 (an answering service is available) or by email mandy.urquhart@nhs.net

Although we do not have a maximum age for team members joining us, we do have a minimum age of 17 years of age or 5th year education. Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer work shadowing or work experience placements but will support volunteers as part of the Duke of Edinburgh or Saltire Awards. We ask that a minimum of 12 months commitment from our student volunteers as part of an application to study medicine, dentistry or other health related discipline.

NHS Grampian is committed to supporting and promoting volunteering in line with key objectives of the Scottish Government’s Policy. In Grampian there is a long established tradition of volunteering within the Health Service, with individuals and voluntary organisations complementing the work of health professionals to continually improve the overall quality of patient care. Within local hospitals or the Community where they live, Volunteers, by sharing their skills and talents, make a genuine contribution of time and commitment which adds considerable value to patient focused care.

Adapted from’ Guidelines for Volunteers’ – NHS Grampian
Please note the following:
  • Roxburghe House is managed by NHS Grampian, therefore volunteers are managed by NHS Grampian Volunteering Policies and Application process.
  • All applicants will be required to provide two character references from people they have known for a minimum of two years.
  • you will be asked to provide information on any convictions in relation to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and you will be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland or PVG check relevant to your voluntary role.
  • Drivers will be required to present at any time for inspection a copy of their driving licence, current MOT certificate and vehicle insurance documentation.
  • We recommend you do not consider becoming a volunteer if you have suffered bereavement in the last 12-18 months.