A Scottish charity has launched a rallying call for people to join the fight against coronavirus.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, which has branches in Aberdeen and in Banchory, urgently needs volunteers to help people to stay safe and well in their own homes.
Volunteering roles include kindness calls to help reduce social isolation and a check-in service for those who are stuck in their homes.
The charity is also looking for people to sign up to deliver shopping, including groceries and medication, and dog-walking for those in high-risk groups.
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Jane-Claire Judson, chief executive at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said: “People living in our communities who are isolated need your help more than ever.
“We are appealing for volunteers to come together and make sure that no one is left to fight the virus alone.
“This is the biggest volunteer movement that Scotland has seen in a generation – be part of it and join the fight against coronavirus.”
The only skills required are a friendly, listening ear, a willingness to help in your community and the ability to follow advice around social isolation. The charity will provide training and coaching for all volunteers.
For more information visit chss.org.uk/kindness