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opportunity

Community Choir Volunteer

To support the delivery of online sessions using Zoom and MS PowerPoint in terms of technology (online access) 
Helping the choir facilitator to keep a watch on participants, making sure everyone is able to participate and enjoy themselves .
Keep count of the number of participants  
Join in with the singing activities
When we return to face-to-face sessions, support these by setting up equipment, welcoming participants, handing out lyrics, clearing up at the end, etc.

About St Columba's Hospice

St Columba's Hospice provides specialist palliative and end-of-life care for people with progressive, far-advanced illness with from across Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also provide support for their relatives and carers. Our vision is that everyone within our community has access to excellent palliative care whoever they are, wherever they are and whenever they need it. We provide care within our bedded unit, and through Day Services, Outpatient appointments and our Community Palliative Care Team. Our Education Department provides education in palliative care for healthcare professionals, as well as carrying out research. To do all of this, we have 160 staff, and over 600 volunteers.

Experience Required

Reliable access to a computer and the internet, including camera / microphone  Confident working with Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows and the online platform Zoom  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and a good sense of humour  A good understanding of confidentiality and boundaries 

Training Details

Hospice Induction Team / role induction (with Arts Service staff)  Mandatory training (booklet to complete)  If needed, we can offer basic training in working with Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows and Zoom  Team meetings (if/as necessary) 

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering;Flexible

two hours each week

Location/Travel Details

Initially volunteering will take place via zoom, but hopefully the choir will be able to move to face to face gatherings at St Columba's Hospice, 15 Boswall Rd, Edinburgh.

Expenses

A form needs to be submitted and proof of bus travel or mileage. Expenses are paid via BACS.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs
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