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GIVE THE GIFT OF KINDNESS THIS CHRISTMAS

Give the gift of kindness this Christmas

Christmas is all about kindness. But there are thousands of Scots who will be alone or isolated over the festive period. All they want for Christmas – and the year ahead – is someone to talk to.

This Christmas, you can be the difference between someone just surviving and really living. By becoming a Kindness Volunteer, you will be spreading kindness this Christmas and beyond – helping to make sure that no one feels alone.

If you – or someone you know – needs help right now, we’re here for you.

How it works

Sign up to become a Kindness Volunteer by filling out the form below. Choose the roles that suit you best:

  • Kindness Caller –  provide regular ‘kindness’ phone calls for people who are isolated, scared and alone
  • Digital Kindness Supporter – share messages of hope, help and support online.

We’ll then provide you with all the training and support you need to start helping people across Scotland. Where possible, we’ll match you up with someone in your local area who needs help.

Together, we can make sure no one feels alone.

Kindness Volunteer Application

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You’ll be helping people like Patricia

By signing up to become a Kindness Volunteer, you’ll be making sure people like Patricia get the support they really need.

Patricia, 68 from East Kilbride, had a stroke just weeks before lockdown began – on the same day as moving into a new house.

She felt terrified and alone, and was really struggling. Her biggest fear was having another stroke while trapped at home by herself.

But then she was matched up with Kindness Volunteer Sam, who began supporting Patricia with regular kindness calls.

“I was feeling rather low until Samantha came into my life. She has helped me so much and it’s been absolutely amazing,” explains Patricia.

Patricia had a stroke just weeks before lockdown began.

“The first time on the phone she just let me cry myself out and she was patient and caring with me. It was exactly what I needed.

“We now chat twice a week, very often at length, covering so much more.

Be like Sam and give the gift of kindness this Christmas

Having Sam there to support her has meant everything to Patricia.

“She is a really special person and has been my lifeline through all this lockdown,” Patricia adds.

“Sam is there for me and she helps me through the really bad days. I would say to anyone who may be struggling right now to please reach out and get in touch with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.”

Be like Sam and give the gift of kindness this Christmas – and beyond. You can help people like Patricia live their lives to the full.