Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don't need a military background just patience, and an ability to get on with people from different backgrounds and age groups. If so, this could be the role for you. SSAFA Visitors provide support to isolated people living at home or in residential care. Whilst a friendly chat about the old days over a cup of tea, playing cards, looking at old photo albums or military momentum is an important aspect of the role you will also be able to recognise any other support needs and explore how to link your client into their local community and arrange for a SSAFA caseworker to assess the client for other support needed. The essential part of the role is visiting the client. Whilst you will visit a client on a regular basis for a period you will not be developing a kind of relationship where you will provide personal care, handle money or support someone in an emergency. SSAFA can help clients to arrange other types of support if needed.
The Western Isles Citizen Advice Service are looking for dynamic individuals to join their board of directors and assist with the strategic direction and future development of the service.
WICAS is the leading information and advice provider in the Western Isles. The Board is made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and currently has vacancies for new members.
This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of information and advice services and contribute to the making a real difference to those in your local community.
As A Volunteer General Adviser you will support members of the local community with a variety of enquires, such as:
• Crisis Supports
You will help to empower clients to understand their rights and what options they have available to make informed decisions.
Each day as a generalist adviser will come with new and interesting learning opportunities.
Generalist advisers provide support to clients in the local community by telephone, face to face appointments and email advice.
This will be done after researching information on client's various queries with the use CAS databases and other online information services so good IT skills are essential.
General Adviser's will also be expected to upkeep client and case records to required standard.
Full training and ongoing support will be given to General Advice volunteers
As an Energy Advice Event Volunteer you will support colleagues from the Low Carbon Community Team, as they deliver outreach events across East Lothian.
You will support the staff member and will maximise engagement and the support available.
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.
Dumfries Hens' Den is a place for women with additional support needs meet to have fun, socialise, learn new skills and get information. They meet once a week on Monday at St John's Church hall on Lover Walk, between 10.30 -12.30. This volunteering position is restricted to female applicants only, under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. The successful applicant will be required to join the PVG scheme. We will pay for that. Your role would be to support the facilitator and the women during the sessions. Activities could include preparing for arts and crafts, supporting the women to make drinks, bake and cook. We might go walking, or take the bus to different locations. There may be a time when you would work one to one with one if the women to fill in forms. You may be asked by the facilitator to arrange visits from external organisations like citizen's advice etc. You will be provided with all training and supported to explore any areas of personal development you think would be helpful to you.
Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) was formed relieve the needs of displaced persons, refugees or asylum seekers. We are a Dumfries and Galloway based registered charity and we have worked with various agencies to send aid overseas but also to help those people who have made their way here feel welcome and to eases their route into our society as much as possible. Currently we are engaged in an initiative, together with DGMA, Interfaith Scotland and the Crichton centre to offer local help to support the hosts who’ve generously opened their homes to Ukrainian guests and to the guests themselves. We know that the offers have come from across the county but that many of chances for people to get together and seek help are based in Dumfries. We want to contact hosts and guests across the region and offer them what help we can. We are looking for local people with good contacts within their own locality who could act as a contact point for local hosts and guests and those in the community who can offer assistance of any kind.
Devil's Porridge, Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group (SCIO)
The Devil's Porridge Museum is based at Eastriggs in the Annandale and Eskdale area of Dumfries and Galloway. There are different opportunities to meet and greet visitors to the Museum or help in the café or play your part behind the scenes
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.
VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome. What will I be doing? Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support online. Relationship building and mentoring Instilling a growth mind set towards learning Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator. Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience. Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
What you will be doing Leading initial home visits and risk assessments for Community Buddying, Inputting and updating sensitive personal information on our data system Matching service users with volunteers, following our matching process, Checking in with service users and volunteers after their first call or visit Supporting Buddy Volunteer recruitment and induction. Acting as a point of contact for Buddy volunteers regarding wellbeing, offering group support sessions and signposting to wellbeing resources. Attending regular team meetings to share good practice. Having regular calls and meetings with a Volunteering Services Delivery Lead