No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our users/community well if we don't have good leaders in the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
The Vale of Leven Trust were established to develop the community of the Vale of Leven
We are looking for people who love cycling and would like to help others increase their skills and confidence by becoming one of our cycle leaders. We are looking for confident cyclists with a friendly, welcoming and encouraging attitude. Vale of Leven Trust will provide you with the training and cycle leader qualification that you need for the role, they will help you to develop your leadership, management and communication skills as well as the satisfaction from supporting and encouraging members of the local community to stay active.
Vale of Leven Trust would ask potential cycle leaders to attend four of the group rides to enable you to get a sense of how the rides operate.
Shetland Triathlon Club require marshalls for their junior and senior events, as well as timekeepers and lane counters. No experience is necessary, as duties will be explained on the day. Marshallling means that you will direct competitors to the correct route and ensure that all competitors are accounted for at the correct turning points / finish line etc. You will never be asked to stop or direct traffic. You could also help with lane counting at the swimming part of the events, or time keep using a stop watch too.
The ReDiscover Dundee Cycle Project aims to encourage people to take up cycling as a method of maintaining health and wellbeing. We have a fleet of electric trikes and bikes which can be hired and used for free. We provide basic bike handling sessions building essential cycling skills, either 1 to 1 or in a small group, and slowly develop the skills and fitness levels to go for group cycles.
At the moment the bikes are stored at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Change Centre, South Road, and the Waterfront.
Main role is to steward on New Year Day either on road closure points or assisting swimmers out of the water. There is normally a crowd of six to seven thousand People watching the event and three hundred swimmers in the water. Road closure is to ensure that no vehicles come past the road closure points except ambulance or Fire Brigade , you will be give training prior to the day on aspects of health and safety.
Assisting swimmers out of the cold water you will be positioned on land at the top of a wall ladder and your role is to oversee the swimmer safely to the top verbally engaging with them to ensure they are okay.
There is a briefing on the 31st December at 1pm at the Clubhouse to ensure that everyone knows their specific role and again on the day of the event. You will be given a high viz vest and you will wear a lifejacket if your duties are at the top of the ladder.
As part of the Aquatics team your role will be teaching swimming within a session for women with modesty issues, many of whom are members of the BME community. The customers will have a variety of needs from non-swimmers to improving stroke technique or learning a new stroke. The swim teacher will work with individuals within the session, working to the individual needs of the customer. A positive experience in a comfortable setting can improve the health and wellbeing of customers as well as building their confidence as they learn a new skill. Translator/interpreter skills would be advantageous.
There are many and varied reasons that volunteers are an asset to the aquatics programme and we aim to make it as inclusive as possible.
Many children with additional support needs can cope with mainstream swimming lessons with additional support, either in-water or on poolside
Disability swim classes benefit from extra support and a volunteer can make a great difference to the progress these children can make.
Some children, particularly pre-school children, have never been in a swimming pool and volunteers can make a huge difference by helping alleviate their fears.
Agape Wellbeing Centre is looking for a caring and enthusiastic individual to lead a weekly Gentle Exercise Group session. This will provide an opportunity for vulnerable adults in the local community to engage in low impact exercises and physical activities to support their health and wellbeing.
You will have the opportunity to lead the Gentle Exercise Group and plan low impact exercises and fun physical activities for each weekly session. You will help to create a welcoming and engaging environment for people attending the group and encourage their participation. You will also complete a sign-in record and debrief notes for each session.
Help others to become healthier and happier by leading our health walks. The walks are free, short and gentle, making it easier for people to become more active. Apart from taking people on a walk, walk leaders will welcome new walkers, give route information (where, how long/ how far, hazards), encourage some social activity and deal with a bit of paperwork. Optional activities are assisting with promoting the walks and planning and risk assessing new routes. It is up to individual volunteers to decide how much they want to commit, but to ensure some continuity we would ask that you consider your availability for leading walks before doing the health walk leader training day.
We're looking for volunteers fairly urgently for the following walks, please get in touch if you can help:-
Tuesday morning: Chatelherault, short walk
Wednesday morning: Stonehouse
Friday morning Cambuslang:
Friday morning East Kilbride
Saturday morning: Blantyre
Potential new walks: Hamilton, Symington, Abington, Crawford, Leadhills, evening or weekend walk Carluke,
We are a voluntary organisation in Forfar and centre-based day care for adults in Forfar and the surrounding area. We are looking to increase our volunteers at the centre to assist our dedicated staff team!
The centre is looking for volunteers assist within the centre, with activities and socialise with members. Assiting staff to allow us to offer more variety in our activities as well as Activity Volunteers to share a talent or interest they have with our service user group. For example: Arts & Crafts, Sports, Baking, Gardening, Woodworking, Origami, Exercises, the list could be endless!
Both of these opportunities are additional to staffing levels required and would be supported by staff. We are open Monday to Friday, 8.30pm to 4pm. For more information please contact 01307 468314.
Volunteers Wanted - Tayside Dynamos are Scotland's No.1 Powerchair Football Club need you!
We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, passionate and committed individuals to get involved in one of the most exhilarating and rapidly growing Disability Sports. You will get the opportunity to support some of Scotland's most talented Powerchair Footballers to develop their skills. There are a variety of positions available with time commitments ranging from 30 minutes to 2/3 hours per week.
Interested? Get in touch with our Club Coordinator to find out more.