WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops across the UK, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to transform peoples’ lives for good. Our Speaker volunteers engage people about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups. You can find out more about the Speaker Network at
Moray Duo is a local group for supporting the health and wellbeing of disabled people in Moray. The group would like to welcome a few new volunteers to help take minutes at meetings and to help organise information and data on their computer.
As a volunteer advisor you will undertake full training and be supported gradually to become an adviser. This will involve interviewing clients and using the CAB information system give clients up to date and accurate information. You will explore options with clients and talk about the different ways their problems might be tackled, or offer practical help such as filling in a form, writing a letter, doing a benefit calculation, or making a phone call. The CAB has people from all walks of life and provides a vital service to the islands, this is a great opportunity to be part of something special. We have a small but committed and friendly staff team and are always looking for people who would like to get involved. If you have an interest but also some questions, the best thing you can do is have them answered. Come in and see the training officer or manager on Westview Terrace and discuss if this is the right opportunity for you. It really is a great opportunity.
Working within the new office in Market Street, Stranraer volunteers will be involved in the following activities: • Directing visitors to local businesses, attractions and local amenities including public toilets, cash machines, parks, museums etc. • Giving directions to visitors to other local towns or to areas out with the region eg Glasgow, Edinburgh. • Provide visitors with information regarding local public transport. • Answering questions from visitors about the village/town. • Assisting customers on the shop floor. • Helping with the cash desk
RNIB Community Lead Volunteers bring people together, raise awareness, support other volunteers, and tackle barriers to independence. Depending on your availability, training and interests, you will have the chance to take part in some or all of the following: • host events and regular groups. • give talks about sight loss, eye health, the work of RNIB and partners. • design and deliver local campaigns. • lead and train groups of volunteers. • attend information stalls.
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (Dumfries)
Being an adviser is a very varied role. As an adviser your main responsibilities will be: • Interview clients at drop-in sessions and appointments in the bureau and occasionally by phone and outreach sessions; • Listening to clients and letting them explain the problem. Helping the client to clarify the issues by exploring the problem through active questioning; • Provide information to clients from the Citizens Advice Bureau electronic information system, reference books and other sources; • Explain the choices and consequences the client faces to enable clients to make informed choices; • Give practical support to clients by writing letters, completing forms, doing basic benefit calculations, making telephone calls and speaking or writing to other agencies on their behalf; • Refer / signpost clients to other agencies for specialist/additional support; • Keep accurate case records of meetings with clients on official computer databases; • Identify common issues that affect many clients to prevent future problems; • Maintaining basic office administration, e.g. filing case notes, amending information, telephone calls and any other appropriate tasks as required; • Committing to a minimum of two volunteer sessions per week is required, either 9am – 1pm or 1pm - 5pm. and for Dumfries, on a rota, cover one evening sessions which can occur every 6-8 weeks; • Attend volunteer/staff meetings as arranged. Volunteer Administrator: Administrators ensure that bureau systems run smoothly. Good support is essential for the running of any organisation, and a Citizens Advice Bureau is no different. Being part of our admin team is a rewarding and varied role. As an administrator your main responsibilities and tasks will include: • Reception duties – greeting clients and arranging appointments; • Receiving and sending faxes, mail, email and telephone calls; • Filing and photocopying; • Using word processing packages, spreadsheets, and databases; • Developing and maintaining administrative systems; • Stock control of leaflets, materials, ordering forms and updating information; • Keeping reception area of information up to date and replenished; • Helping to arrange events; • Taking notes and minutes at meetings;
The SPRING Social Prescribing Project supports people self-manage long term health conditions and connects them with local activities and support available. Volunteers assist individuals through providing regular contact and a non-judgemental listening ear as well as identifying relevant local support available.
U-Turn is a Peer Education service for young people (12 – 18 years old) across South Lanarkshire. The service is provided by Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) on behalf of South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.
Peer Educators will be supported to deliver inputs across South Lanarkshire to other young people to incorporate a harm reduction approach as well as addressing stigma/language around drug and alcohol use.
Peer Educators are will work alongside the Peer Education Workers & Peer Education Team Leader.
As a Peer Educator, you will:
• Attend training related to Peer Education role
• Work as part of a team to achieve a common goal
• Support delivery of Harm Reduction
• Work towards a qualification
• Attend Personal Development Planning Responsibilities
• Participating in weekly workshops
We are looking for committed and empathetic volunteers to support people who are living with, or affected by chronic pain who access our phone, online forum and e-help support services.
This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills and develop an understanding of pain self-management, while providing a valued service to people living with long-term pain. By joining us you will join a fast-growing and respected service.
Due to the nature of the role, successful applicants will be required to undertake a PVG check.
What you would be doing:
· Offer emotional support and signpost resources and information to people affected by persistent pain either by phone, email or on the online forum
· You will work as part of a team of volunteers, covering a rota, ability to commit to shifts is essential
· Attend training/supervision sessions remotely
· Keep up to date with Pain Concern news and work across the UK
· Complete ‘after contact’ survey to support Pain Concern’s evaluation targets.
We would like volunteers to commit to for at least 12 months (including the training period), with the acknowledgement that your circumstances may change.
We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can regularly give us four hours of their time per fortnight.
We are currently open 2 days a week from 11am to 3pm and are hoping to increase our opening hours in the near future.
Duties of the role include:
• Welcoming visitors and answering questions
• Selling museum publications
• Recording visitor information
• Receiving items donated by members of the public
We are looking for people who have:
· An interest in Dalkeith’s history
· Good people skills
· Good listening skills
Experience of using Word and Excel would be a bonus You can check out our website for more information about the museum at www.dalkeithmuseum.co.uk. A volunteer application form can be downloaded and printed from the site for completion. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.