Re-engage is a national charity which supports a network of volunteers to run monthly tea parties across the country for isolated people over the age of 75. Once a month on a Sunday afternoon volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect one or two local older people and accompany them to a local volunteer host's home for afternoon tea, friendship and fun. Our guests are generally over the age of 75, living alone in their own homes and socially isolated. We have a fantastic team of volunteers in Aberdeen and have exciting opportunities for new people to join us in helping as volunteers:
-Tea Party Hosts:
Do you have a few hours to spare once or twice a year? Would you like to host a tea party for a small group of isolated older people and their drivers in your own home? Many older people feel isolated, so our monthly tea parties make a big difference to their lives. Our hosts provide a warm, friendly atmosphere and an afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes for our guests and volunteer drivers.
We need drivers to take an isolated older person, using their own cars to collect guests and take them to a volunteer host's home. Once there, you will take part in the tea party for a couple of hours with the other drivers and guests before returning your guest home again. It's the same small group of drivers and guests who meet in a different host's home each month establishing a real link of companionship and fun!
Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community. For more details please visit https://www.reengage.org.uk/volunteer/ or contact us at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Our Warehouse Team
The New Start Highland lorries collect a huge range of household items that are generously donated by the local community. We have a busy warehouse with lots of roles from unloading vans to cleaning, sorting, repairing and restoring everything that comes in. This means that you can expect to do anything from assembling a bed, to washing china, or folding linen. No two days are the same! The work that you do helps us to create our starter packs of kitchen items, bedding, or cleaning materials to give people a great start in their new homes.
The 60 Plus Drop In has been operating since 2016 and meets weekly from 2pm – 4pm on a Wednesday. The last Wednesday of the month is the lunch club which meets at 1pm until 2.30/3pm.
We are looking for volunteers to help run the clubs, this would involve setting up, planning activities and helping with these, making tea/coffee etc half way through. The members clear this up and wash the dishes etc. We often have guest speakers or agencies in as well as running activities ourselves.
Most of the members are in their late 70’s and 80’s hence the need to look for more volunteers to help with the club and keep it running. The volunteers would need to start at 1.30pm but should be finished around 4pm as everyone helps clear up.
Volunteers for the lunch club would start earlier in the morning as we cook the lunch at the Centre and help prepare and dish this up as well as clearing up.
We also will be look for volunteer drivers to pick up people around the Scalloway area and mileage would be paid.
Must be over 21 years of age, must be fit and able to lift heavy furniture. Assist with the cleaning of the vehicle at the end of each week also ensure proper care of the vehicle. Help with the cleaning and organisation of the warehouse. Must have the ability to use own initiative and work under pressure. Good knowledge of East Lothian.
Assist with the driving of the van for those in possession of a driving licence.
Volunteers will collect and deliver faulty hearing aids from/to clients who are housebound and whose hearing aids require repair by Audiology at Midlothian Community Hospital (MCH).
Hearing aid will be collected from the client’s home, within an allocated area of Midlothian and delivered to Midlothian Community Hospital, returning to client the following day. Required collections will be notified on Monday for collection and drop off to MCH Tuesday morning by noon. Repaired hearing aids will be returned on Wednesday, with collection from MCH at 9am or late afternoon. (subject to change due to service need). Please contact email@example.com for full role description.
To help children access Vogrie OELC (an innovative outdoor nursery for pre-school children) we are looking for minibus drivers. During the school term, between 8 - 9 am and 3 - 4pm Monday to Thursday.
To help children access Vogrie OELC we are looking for volunteer minibus drivers. The minibus has capacity for up to 16 passengers.
We would love to hear from volunteers who:
• Have Category D1 driving licence
• Are medically fit to drive
• Have a current MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) certificate or be willing to undertake the relevant training
We need drivers, during the school term, between 8 - 9 am and 3 - 4pm Monday to Thursday. It would be wonderful if volunteers could do two or more of these time slots per week.
We also offer volunteering opportunities in the setting to develop the service; woodworking, nature and the environment, conservation, birds and wildlife, bush-craft, outdoor and natural art, knitting, building, outdoor learning, fishing, gardening, and anything else you can think of!
Volunteers will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else. It can also be an incredible opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills to help your personal and career development. Our drivers provide transport for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis to hospital appointments. Our clients do not need any physical help getting in and out of the vehicle. Children and young people with Cystic Fibrosis have to attend clinic appointments in hospitals to have their health monitored, usually every three months.
Traveling in public transport poses risks of infection and waiting for transport in our typical inclement weather is undesirable because of their chronic lung condition. Our drivers provide transport from home ensuring a safe and comfortable journey. This service makes a real difference by reducing some of the pressure on families at this time.
To drive HcL vehicles as agreed with opportunities available across our different services including our Dial- A -Bus, Dial- A -Ride and our group transport. We provide supported door-through-door transport for people with mobility challenges – either from age, disability, health issues or additional support needs. Our drivers not only collect passengers from their front door but help passengers from inside their home and onto the bus. This can include helping them put their coat on, turning the key to lock their home and assisting them from their home to the vehicle and safely into a seat and fastening their seatbelt.
As a Community Transport Volunteer you will take clients to health appointments around East Lothian and sometimes into Edinburgh. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet and assist lots of lovely people who need assistance getting to appointments. You'll use your own car (fuel expenses covered) to take clients to health appointments around East Lothian and sometimes into Edinburgh (if that suits). It's a fantastic way to assist and get to know people by helping them to appointments and also giving back to the community.
A lot of people find it very difficult to get to GP/ nurse appointments, hospital, dentist, physio, and you'll take them there and make a huge positive difference to their lives!
It is very flexible in terms of hours and which areas you cover.
Van Drivers support our delivery service going out on one of our vans with a Helper. You will pick up shopping boxes from the supermarkets and make multiple deliveries to our customers. You and the Helper will take the groceries into the customer’s house, unpack the groceries, check the order over with the customer and receive the payments.
Minimum time commitment is 6 hours per week, either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning.