If you are aged 18 or over and fit and well with no underlying health conditions, could you offer some of your spare time to help at your local hospital or community healthcare setting?
• Spending time with patients who are on their own.
• Recreational, social and therapeutic activities including: games, puzzles,
reading, reminiscing hobbies and musical entertainment.
• Accompany patients to non-clinical areas e.g. chapel, shop, restaurant/café
with consent from families/patient. Patient must be independently mobile and
deemed fit for leaving the ward area.
• To ensure patients know where facilities are located.
• Referring any patient concerns about their clinical care to a nurse.
• Assisting at mealtimes with guidance from nursing staff.
• Helping patients complete menu cards.
• Handing out food trays and collecting used trays.
• Cutting up food/opening containers
• Checking and completing food/fluid charts (depending on ward area)
• Providing fresh drinks and refilling water jugs
• Volunteers must be 18 or over
• This is not a clinical role and you will not be shadowing or assisting staff
• Willingness to undertake any necessary training as outlined by staff
• Ability to work as a team player
• Ability to communicate well with patients
• Patience and composure
• A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach
• Reliable/ dependable and flexible
• Understanding of confidentiality
• Have a positive outlook and enthusiastic approach
Additional requirements and general information
• Successful placement will be dependent on Disclosure Scotland PVG and
Occupational health clearances plus two character references
• Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
• Volunteers should not: undertake duties outside this role description without
checking first with the Volunteer Manager; undertake any manual handling
tasks without the appropriate training; undertake patients’ personal or clinical
• A volunteer can offer emotional support and empathy but must under no
circumstances offer advice or medical opinion on a patient’s treatment
• Volunteers are in place to complement the work of the paid staff and are not
used to replace roles that are normally undertaken by paid hospital
• Volunteers are bound by the ‘Volunteer Agreement’ which should be signed
and returned to the Volunteer Manager prior to undertaking this role
• You will be required to undertake training relevant to the role including:
corporate induction; role training prior to ward placement and other training as
identified for the role whilst on placement
• Volunteers are required during the following hours: breakfast 8am – 9.30am;
lunchtime – 12 – 2pm (approx.); and evenings 5pm – 7pm.
• Ability to commit to the same times each week would be preferre
Euan's Guide is the small but mighty charity (SC045492) working to make it easier, safer and more rewarding for disabled people, their friends, families and carers to find and visit accessible places.
There are many ways to get involved with us:
We tackle the lack of trusted, up to date disabled access information through our website – EuansGuide.com – which is the go-to place for disabled access information written by and for disabled people. Visit our website to find out how you can find disabled access information and share your experiences. As a volunteer you can be a Euan's Guide ambassador and write reviews for our website.
Perhaps you have visited Culzean Castle or Burns Birthplace Museum and you would like to share your experience. Maybe you have a favourite cafe or restaurant, that not many people know is accessible. Your review can help other disabled people get the most out of their visit. No matter whether your experiences are positive or negative, it's good to share them with other people in a similar situation.
As SISG, we currently have 14 hearing hubs in Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Girvan, Alloway, Largs, Arran, West Kilbride, Saltcoats, Kilwinning, Cumnock, Kilmaurs, Galston and Kilmarnock. We also support 27 battery pick up points across North, South and East Ayrshire libraries. We also carry out visits to over 2,000 older people with hearing and/or sight loss throughout North, South and East Ayrshire each year. We wouldn't be able to carry out all this work without the help and support of our volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer with us, we currently need the support of sensory loss volunteers. Even with as little as 2 hours a month to help us run our services from the different 'Hearing Hubs' which are usually based in the local libraries. Volunteers give support and information to people struggling with hearing and/or sight loss.
If you have any queries, please get in contact and we will do our best to support you in your volunteering journey.
Full training will be given by professionals.
Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)
An opportunity to work as part of a team and to develop your communicative skills. The Club Secretary is the hub of the club, acting as the club's communicator with our membership and external organisations. The Secretary plays a key role in supporting the Chair and being part of a small and committed team. At present, our Committee is made up of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Representative, Parent Representative and Player Representative.
• Preparing for and participating in meetings
• Sending notices of all meetings to committee members/club membership
• Making arrangements for meetings – booking rooms, arranging refreshments, ensuring access for all attending
• Preparing the agenda in consultation with the Chair and distributing the agenda with any background papers
• Checking that members have carried out tasks agreed at the previous meeting
• Taking and producing minutes of the meeting, noting the names of those attending and apologies, major decisions, any votes taken and agreed further actions
• Distributing minutes in a timely manner.
• Maintain accurate records of player membership, volunteer records, and contact details
• Keep the membership updated on all news and information
• Write to all members inviting them to various events held throughout the year including the AGM, an Xmas Night Out and an Annual Awards Night.
• maintain the Club's Constitution & Bye-Laws, Policies & Procedures and any working agreements
• Attend the club monthly committee meetings, giving a report on any correspondence received /sent
• Act as the main admin interface between the club and external agencies with whom we work
• Routing incoming enquiries to the appropriate committee member(s) for action
As a charity trustee you will help to set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. You will also help to ensure that the charity:
• pursues its charitable purposes as defined in its Governing Document
• complies with relevant legislation or regulations
• works towards sustainability by developing a funding strategy
• maintains the financial stability of Ayrshire Tigers PFC,
• resources are well managed and used effectively
As a trustee you will also be involved in appointing and supporting Ayrshire Tigers PFC volunteers. New Trustees should be able to attend at least 75% of meetings per year. It is important to note that no one individual is responsible for the governance of the charity, rather we act collectively and make decisions based on collective responsibility. Not had experience as a trustee? Don’t worry - We have support in place to support all new trustees.
A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return for your time, the club will provide any training deemed necessary and put you through your PVG.
To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is the 1st September 2023 at noon. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by at least one member of the current Board of Trustees.
Crossroads is a registered charity which has been operating for 37 years in South Ayrshire (although also with a national footprint). We provide a highly needed service in offering a respite service for at home carers. The charity runs with a small office team supported by a team of Care Attendants and over seen by a Management Committee comprising of volunteers who each bring a different set of skills and expertise to aid the operation of the charity.
Our next aim is to raise our profile in South Ayrshire and we would gladly welcome the support of volunteers who would like to share our aim and interest by supporting us, as a volunteer fundraiser.
Ideally the volunteer would have a sales and marketing background, yet it is not mandatory as the sales pitch can be delivered by one of the committee members. The volunteer fundraiser would support by identifying donors, raising the group's profile, writing applications for funding opportunities, organising events, etc.
The group meets on a Tuesday of every second month at 7pm in a meeting room at Biggart Hospital, Prestwick (where the office is located), yet most of the volunteering can easily be done remotely and perhaps meet with the team occasionally as required.
Kindly fill in the contact us form on https://crossroads-sa.org.uk/contact.asp and we will get back to you at our earliest.
Come and join our cause any time of the year. You don't have to wait up till Christmas to help make a real difference to the lives of families in Ayrshire. Volunteering with Night Before Christmas is a meaningful way to help some of Ayrshire’s most vulnerable children and families. It’s also an opportunity to develop and enjoy new experiences. You’ll connect with your community, meet new people, learn new skills and share what you know.
All our voluntary roles are supported: people come first. We’ll give you an induction and relevant training, and you’ll always have space to raise issues.
You don’t need specific skills for many of our roles. All we ask for is enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. Tasks may include:
- Sorting and tidying
- Packing bags
- Talking and greeting other volunteers
- Driving and delivering bags
- Keeping records
- Participating in events
- Creating social media posts
Volunteering at CAB as an adviser is hugely rewarding. Each session is different and clients come to us with issues as diverse as consumer issues through to housing problems and those simply looking to be signposted to another organisation. We are looking for people who love to work as part of our friendly team and have an open and enthusiastic manner. Advisers help clients reach informed decisions and may assist in drafting letters, making phone calls and filling in forms.
We are looking for people who would be able to commit to giving six hours per week to CAB although this may be negotiable. This would be split over two sessions per week.
We provide fantastic training and ongoing support with our next training group starting late September. If you would like to make a positive difference to Moray residents this is your chance.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good computer skills
Ability to work as part of a team and with the general public
Be able to extract relevant information and present it to clients appropriately
Be willing to undertake training
You’re Never Too Old is a charity which supports the elderly and vulnerable in our local community. We are looking for a volunteer to join us for three hours per week, on a Monday or Tuesday helping to build our presence on social media and general admin duties
Social Media Skills, Admin skills, accounting would also be beneficial but not necessary
We have a very friendly and dedicated team of volunteers supporting the group.
• To make service users feel welcome on entering the community centre and directing them to according to their appointments if required.
• To provide service users with refreshments on arrival and during the course of the session.
• To encourage service users to get involved in conversations and generate ideas about service improvements.
• To provide a valuable link between the project officer and the community to help feedback ideas which will help to shape the services going forwards.
• Volunteers must be 18 or over. This is not a clinical role and you will not be shadowing or assisting staff.
• Good listening and communication skills are essential.
• Patience and composure.
• A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach
• Reliable/ dependable and flexible.
• Understanding of confidentiality.
• Have a positive outlook and enthusiastic approach.
Additional requirements and general information:
• Successful placement will be dependent on Disclosure Scotland PVG and Occupational health clearances plus two character references
• Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
• Volunteers should not: undertake duties outside this role description without checking first with the Diabetes MCN Manager/Volunteer Manager; undertake any manual handling tasks without the appropriate training; undertake patients’ personal or clinical care.
• A volunteer can offer emotional support and empathy but must under no circumstances offer advice of medical opinion on a patient’s treatment
• Volunteers are in place to complement the work of the paid staff and are not used to replace roles that are normally undertaken by paid hospital employees.
• Volunteers are bound by the ‘Volunteer Agreement’ which should be signed and returned to the Volunteer Manager prior to undertaking this role.
• You will be required to undertake training relevant to the role including: corporate induction; role training prior to placement and other training as identified for the role whilst on placement.
Can you support Carrick Rugby? Do you enjoy spending time with a rugby team and report writing? We need volunteer match reporters and it would be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
Reporter responsibilities include:
- collecting and verifying newsworthy information
- assembling information into a stable story
- writing and delivering news stories with the readers' perspective in mind
- accompany the youth and senior teams during the tournament (matches, activities and events) and report