• To give talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of the your home
• Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages
• Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages
• Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
• Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
• Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
• Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs
*****Exciting New Scots Refugee project has launched ****
The Inspire Project is a new wraparound volunteering and mentorship programme being launched to support New Scots across Edinburgh and Dundee. New Scots aged 16-30 will be provided with a tailored volunteer placement within their local community and a mentor who will support them as they navigate their experience while gaining valuable skills and confidence. As a mentor you will meet regularly with your mentee to provide practical and emotional support over the course of their placement.
At Macmillan we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. Do you have good communication and organisational skills? Then we would love you to join our team as a Macmillan Buddy Lead Volunteer and help support a team of volunteers to deliver our Buddy services.
We are looking for Lead Volunteers and by sharing your skills and time, you’ll have the opportunity to utilise and develop your skills and provide volunteers with a brilliant experience. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. If you would like to join our team, apply to volunteer today!
Why we want you
Bring your organisational and communication skills to support a team of volunteers to deliver our Buddy services.
This is a varied role and below are some examples of activities you could be involved with.
Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. 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
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.
Branches are run entirely by volunteers with advice and support from the national charity.
Support groups are essential for parents and families seeking support. They provide an opportunity for families to meet others who are also living with a family member who has autism, they provide a safe environment for people with autism and their families to attend and meet and they offer an opportunity for families and individuals to share their own experience and listen to others.
What you will be doing
Ensuring members are informed when there are support groups meetings coming up (via official branch NAS e-mail, social media or text, for example).
Advertising the support group (posters, leaflets, etc.)
Attending the weekly support group sessions
Sharing information (full training will be given).
Signposting to other support, professionals, organisations etc.
Welcoming new members.
Liaising with other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the meeting.
Accompanying group members in local outings.
The skills you need
Knowledge and experience of the autism spectrum is an advantage but not essential as we can provide training.
Patience and understanding of the needs of others.
Good organisational skills.
The ability to see the world from a different perspective
Confident in taking the lead at introducing themselves and speaking to new people attending the group.
An ability to make new people feel welcome.
What's in it for you
Improve support to autistic people and their families in your local area.
Build up an understanding of autism by volunteering with autistic people.
Access free training and learn new skills.
Meet new people.
A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV.
Having fun whilst carrying out a valuable role.
Volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense of purpose.
This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will allow you to make a difference to those you are supporting and their families.
When and where
Specific to the branch
• Designated Senior Branch Engagement Officer to answer any queries and provide support. • Written guidance on a range of branch communications. • You must complete any requested eLearning modules before you start volunteering. Your Senior Branch Engagement Officer will explain what you need to complete. • Insurance cover for all branch activities. • Agreed expenses reimbursed for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team
"We are recruiting volunteers to join our Board of Trustees
CLASP is a long established charity, working across North Ayrshire to offer support to people aged 50+ through provision of a range of services and activities to reduce isolation and loneliness, and improve health and wellbeing. We offer:
- Localised access to advice and information on issues affecting social inclusion
- Advice to ensure local people and groups gain an increased knowledge of their rights and their capacity to actively address issues affecting the quality of their lives
- Assistance in accessing training and educational opportunities to gain transferable skills, enabling individuals to access employment and further educational opportunities
- Support to ensure that local people aged 50+ and groups are able to access training in the use of Information Technology to meet their personal needs
As a trustee, you will have:
- Induction, training and reimbursable expenses
- The chance to improve the health and well being of people in the local community
- The opportunity to influence future projects and to develop new skills
Minimum time commitment would be attending board monthly board meetings (in person or via Zoom), but we would hope our new trustees would use their expertise to further support the three senior managers on a regular basis.
University of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
NHS patients - we need your help to develop digital pharmacy services for the future
We're interested in why you do (or do not) use video consultations to speak to a pharmacist.
We're looking for patients who have used a community pharmacy and/or spoken with a pharmacist based within a GP surgery, and use the internet/social media sites. You do not have to have used video consultations in order to take part in this study.
You will be required to answer a short questionnaire (this should take no longer than 5 minutes), before being interviewed by a member of the research team. This will be over video (or telephone if preferred) and should take no longer than 1 hour.
If you want to know more or would like to participate, you can email Aimee - firstname.lastname@example.org.
A range of volunteering opportunities available including:
- staffing the front desk
- showing people around our Discovery Centre
- maintaining the display tanks
- DIY & maintenance of grounds
People find volunteering with Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau a stimulating and rewarding experience. We provide full training and on-going support. Apart from developing new skills, volunteers also enjoy being part of a team assisting the community on a wide range of issues. We recognise that potential volunteers come from a a variety of backgrounds and value the diversity of experiences and life skills they bring with them. We also re-imburse travel expenses for volunteers. We are ideally looking for people who can commit to one session per week at 3 hours per session.
Volunteer Professionals utilise their expertise and knowledge to help the focus person and their family to navigate through a challenging time or a period of transition.
The volunteer will meet with the family, providing advice and answering questions. For example, a retired school teacher might help a young person who is transitioning from school to college.
Volunteers will be added to a bank of professionals, and called upon to support families on a short-term basis. Equal Futures supports you throughout your volunteering.
Volunteers will be registered with Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme
During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of Volunteers within our community was vitally important.
It is recognised that support is still required after the Pandemic so the Community Response organisations will still be available to provide support in the community. Opportunities exist to help with shopping, driving, light gardening, check-in calls and collecting prescriptions for those who still struggle to go out and about. There are many activities you can get involved in to help make a difference in your local community. in Bishopbriggs, Auchinairn, Torrance & Balmore PPE will be supplied if required