The Volunteer community and assistant hosts role will include welcoming visitors and supporting guests visitors by listening and encouraging conversation around interests and hobbies this may include a singing and strumming group. You will also signpost to appropriate professional organisations as and when necessary and invite guests and visitors to share in a simple time of prayer at 12.30 and 4pm. Please note, you don't have to be religious.
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.
The Getting Connected Project assists people on a 1:1 basis to complete a range of online forms and applications. Volunteers assist in supporting individuals to complete online forms, "e" journals, "e" forms, make job applications and create and update CVs.
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
We are recruiting a team of Charity Ambassadors to help develop engagement across each Region, to maximise opportunities to raise funds and increase support from the Community. You will be actively involved with The Charity on the ground and play a key role working alongside the Regional Community Fundraisers, as and when required:
- Identifying various opportunities in your local area to raise awareness of The Charity & our wide range of Fundraising Campaigns. This could anything from contacting your local supermarket’s ‘Community Champion’ and organising an information stand and bucket collection or supporting a Supporter Group meet up in your area.
- Representing The Charity in your area, by undertaking presentations & cheque collections at schools, local companies & community groups
- Helping us to recruit new fundraisers and supporting those who are already signed up for a campaign, in your area. For example, attending a local Twilight Walk or promoting The Big Bake to local companies.
We’re looking for people who are:
- Passionate about the Charity and our vision
- Flexible and willing to get involved as and when opportunities arise
- Confident and comfortable in undertaking presentations to a wide range of audiences
- Skilled at spotting new opportunities to raise awareness and funds
- Friendly, approachable and able to communicate at all levels
- A team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative
We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
What can you gain from volunteering?
- You’ll join a friendly, passionate team and develop an understanding of how this team at The Charity operates.
- The opportunity to network with other volunteers and play a key role in the brain tumour community.
- You’ll have the opportunity to utilise your existing skills, while developing and learning new ones to take forward into the future
Initially, we envisage a minimum of 2 or 3 days per month, depending on the regional focus, and this will also be guided by whether you are researching new awareness raising opportunities in your area, or setting up a school presentation for example. Flexibility if a key part of the role as we are often presented with exciting opportunities to raise awareness or funds, at short notice.
You will receive training from the Community Fundraising Team and ongoing direction from a Regional Community Fundraiser, who will be your key contact. We carry out reference checks for all individuals who will be volunteering with us on a regular basis. Volunteers will be required to complete some internal data protection and disclosure documentation before commencing the role. Volunteers must be over 18. We encourage volunteers to claim for any reasonable expenses that are incurred in the course of their volunteering with the Charity.
A Caseworker is someone who carries out work for the Royal Air Force Association on a voluntary basis by gathering information, asking questions and completing necessary forms and by doing so, you will make a real difference. You will also work closely with the Area Welfare Officer to complete each case successfully.
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.
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.