We are recruiting new volunteers to be part of our Dementia Helpline team.
Can you spare 8 hour per month to make sure nobody faces dementia alone?
Our next Helpline Volunteer Preparation Programme is running in Glasgow during January 2024
For further information on this and other training dates please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As an Energy Advice Event Volunteer you will support colleagues from our Low Carbon Community Team, as they deliver outreach events across the Highlands.
You will provide light touch energy advice to members of the public, helping them to understand how to reduce their energy use and minimise their carbon emissions.
No prior skills or experience are needed. However, the volunteer will need to have:
•An enthusiastic and positive approach
•An ability to communicate confidently face-to-face with members of the public
•Ability to proactively approach the public
•Ability to follow Changeworks’ process for event management including managing customer data in a secure way
•Flexible outlook and ability to adapt approach
Why we want you
The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
What you will be doing
Assisting at in person branch activities such as bucket collections, fundraising activities, etc. Where extra volunteers are required on the day of an event.
When and where
Flexible, role is on an ad hoc basis and will be as and when required for branch events.
Home based (plus travel to branch activities in North Lanarkshire).
Written guidance on a range of branch activities.
You must complete any requested eLearning training modules before you start volunteering.
Insurance cover for all branch activities.
Social groups are a great way to give people on the autism spectrum an opportunity to improve their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation through spending time with others in a group setting and accessing social activities in the community.
What you will be doing
Attending the monthly support group sessions
Supporting the group leader with setting up and clearing away after a meeting
Welcoming new members
Signposting to other support, professionals, organisations etc
Liaising with the group leader and the other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the meeting
Do you have personal experience with autism and want to make a difference in your local community? Being a few hours a month, this role can fit around your responsibilities and you can decide when you would like to volunteer. We know our volunteers have busy lives and we do our best to fit around you.
The role is fully supported by the regional Senior Branch Engagement Officer and the other branch volunteers. You will receive full guidance and training for everything you’ll need to do.
When and where Online meetings every 3rd Thursday evening of each month
Why we want you
Empower up is a programme of support is aimed at autistic young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are living in Glasgow (and surrounding areas).
Participants will benefit from structured support to build and develop social navigation strategies and confidence. Social groups will also be created to encourage the development of peer friendships. Empower Up will take place over the course of 40 weeks, where participants will access 20 Social Navigation sessions and 20 Social Group sessions. There is also a Scotland Wide online group for young people between the ages of 12 and 15.
What you will be doing
Attending l group sessions
Volunteering with individuals to build their self-coping strategies and promote their self-management.
Talking with individuals, helping them to understand how their autism impacts them.
Building up positive relationships with people autistic people and other volunteers in group settings.
Spending time with / share activities with the group members
Help improve self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth of people at the group
Help individuals to self-manage their own needs on a 1-2-1 basis in a public setting.
Welcoming new members
Accompanying group members in local outings
Keeping in touch with the group leader and notifying if you are unable to attend
Airdrie Foodbank is run by Calderbank Parish Church and its volunteers, in association with the Trussell Trust. We exist to provide a lifeline to hungry people in our community. Our volunteers provide food, a listening ear, and signposting to help clients tackle the root causes of their food poverty. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Overview of the role: This role involves helping to promote the work of the food bank and encourage donations through our website and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
• Maintain the social media channels for the food bank
• Respond to comments and messages appropriately
• Generate content to promote the work of the food bank, encourage donations, myth bust
• Regularly reviewing website content to ensure it remains up to date
• Adding relevant and engaging news items and stories to website and social media channels
• Prepare and send press releases for significant foodbank events
• Support PR requests from The Trussell Trust, as required
• Follow Trussell Trust PR to understand any local implications
No-one Dies Alone Ayrshire is a registered charity providing compassionate care to people in communities across Ayrshire who are alone and dying. Our experienced volunteers help people by being there in their final hours, offering a break and support to those with families who need it.
We offer our support free of charge and rely on alternative funding and events, which we organise from time to time. We are looking for volunteers to assist at local events.
NODa Ayrshire (No-one Dies Alone) are looking for volunteers to operate stalls at events handing out leaflets and spreading awareness. We can't underestimate how crucial this role is to helping us reach people who aren't on social media but need our services.
Full training and support offered and travel expenses paid.
What you will be doing:
• Engage with the public by operating a stall and handing out leaflets
• Set up and break down on event days.
• Ensure the safety and enjoyment of the visiting general public.
• May also involve supporting people who visit the stall.
Volunteering can be a rewarding and much valued service and has many benefits including meeting new people and gaining new skills.
OPAL: East Dunbartonshire’s Information Line is a free information service for residents of East Dunbartonshire. OPAL helps people get the information/support they need and to access local services vital to both their mental/physical health and wellbeing.
By assisting with the coordination of OPAL’s social media activities, you will be raising awareness of the service and helping us reach people who need help and support, but don’t know where to get it. Although our social media channels are well established, we feel we do not utilize these tools to their full capacity. We are keen to work with someone who is interested in this area and in return for your time, we will offer you the chance to showcase your skills and develop new approaches to promoting the organisation digitally.
There will also be opportunities for training, networking, and other tasks related to OPAL but most importantly you will be working alongside skilled OPAL Advisers, helping you develop your skills and knowledge on a range of topics.
What you would be doing:
• Have personal experience of chronic pain
• Representing Pain Concern
• Build a network with local GP surgeries, NHS health board.
• Attend Pain Management groups (virtually or in person).
• Signpost to helpline, Pain Concern information leaflets, Airing Pain etc
• Carry out research into community groups, local events and businesses in your area, so that you can contact them to attend fayres, exhibitions etc
• Attend cheque presentations and local events officially thanking donors and hosts for their support
• Adhere to Pain Concern’s policies and procedures at all times
• Attend training and volunteer meetings
• Keep your Volunteer Manager up to date on your activities, including the contacts you’ve made and talks that you’ve arranged.
Who Cares? Scotland are looking for volunteers who can provide a strong foundation to help strengthen their communities by helping Care Experienced children and young people engage in activities to build their skills and confidence and to be included, understood, respected, and valued in their communities.
The Community Schools volunteer role will work alongside their innovative and energetic Clackmannanshire Who Cares? Scotland project team and will lead and support on educating and raising awareness of Care Experience to Secondary School pupils and all school staff through assemblies, PSE sessions and drop-ins.
Community Schools Volunteers will help to raise awareness of Care Experience, work towards ending stigma and injustice that Care Experience people can face and be part of influencing transformational change. This role will help build community strengths for Care Experienced people and provide social networks to help build resilience and positive outcomes for children and young people.
To build on this school work and embed inclusion and belonging, the team are looking to develop a participation group for Care Experienced young people to attend weekly in the evenings. This role will involve interacting with young people through supporting and leading on a variety of activities e.g. arts/crafts/sports/general youth work at our weekly sessions as well as at their National events that happen throughout the year.
Would you like to share your skills and experience to help ensure young people understand the lives of Care Experienced young people and the challenges they can face.
Who Cares? Scotland is an organisation that invests in their people, relationships and promotes a positive working culture. It’s important to the group that the volunteers are included, involved and motivated to change society.
Who Cares? Scotland aim to recruit people with excellent qualities from a wide variety of backgrounds who share in our mission. They particularly welcome applications from individuals with Care Experience.
An information session regarding this new project and the requirements for the Volunteer role will be held on the 15th of June at 6pm via Zoom. The team running the project will be in attendance to give more information and answer any questions you might have. You can register your interest here - https://whocaresscotland.typeform.com/to/ANhspSm7