Having taken part in the festival yourself, you now feel sufficiently confident to persuade others to do so too. Promoting the festival would involve you spreading the word to others in your school or college and letting both them and the educational establishment know the many benefits you feel you have gained from your participation, such as the ability to overcome fears, the ability to perform in public, the positive feedback you feel you gained from the adjudicator etc. You could start by speaking to individual classes of younger pupils, maybe even address the staff, and then move onto year groups, as you gain confidence in public speaking. All we would ask is that you keep a record of the time spent in preparing for and in making these presentations.
We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help us in our Charity Shop. If you love meeting new people, want to improve your skills or have an interest in fashion then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Our shops help us to raise money so that we can support terminally ill patients and their families in the community.
Your main tasks will be-
Sorting through donated items, keeping an eye out for any hidden gems.
Processing items for sale in the shop.
Serving our customers and making them aware of social distancing measures in store.
Serving our customers on the till.
Keeping the shop tidy and helping out with other related tasks like window displays.
Relationships Scotland F M Tayside and Fife (Perth and Kinross)
The Service offers family mediation, counselling and therapies, child contact and other family support services to families, children, young people, parents, couples and individuals. All our work centres around supporting them to overcome relationship difficulties, separation and conflict.
Volunteers work in our Perth Child Contact Centre on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. Child Contact Centres are child-friendly, safe, neutral, staffed places where children can come to spend time with their parent, sibling or any other family member, following a relationship breakdown or separation, where otherwise they wouldn’t get to see them due to family conflict. Parents do not meet and children get to develop relationships through play. This enables parents to develop trust in each other as parents and move towards making their own arrangements if possible. Volunteers are invaluable in enabling children and family members to connect through play and offering a service that benefits the local communities and families. Volunteers have enabled the development of child contact centres in the area and they continue to be crucial contributors, by managing the families’ coming and going on the day and facilitating children to engage in play and develop important family relationships.
Our Safeguarding Officers are an extremely important part of Camp as they act as ambassadors of our Safeguarding policy, helping to ensure the mutual protection of Campers/ Volunteers/Staff.
You will often be the first port of call for Volunteers concerned the Safeguarding Policy has been breached, that Campers or Volunteers are potentially the victims of neglect or abuse, or any other queries surrounding Safeguarding issues. Your role would be to support the person who has reported concerns to you & also inform OTW staff of their disclosure. Whilst you will not be responsible for contacting the appropriate authorities to investigate concerns, you will be vital in ensuring the correct channels are made aware of any Safeguarding breaches. Throughout Camp you will need to be vigilant & observant to ensure Safeguarding procedures are in place & being followed.
As with our ‘Team Mate’ volunteers you will also be allocated to a Camp team & complete the everyday Team Mate role. You will therefore be an essential part of implementing Therapeutic Recreation at Camp (see our website for more info.), helping to support/guide/inspire/empower our Campers to maximise their potential/increase confidence. Campers will be divided into teams based on their age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 & 15-17 years. You will build amazing 1-1 relationships with your team of Campers on a daily basis. In return, as a Volunteer you will:
•Participate in a unique,unforgettable experience
•Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation
•Meet fantastic new people & make friends
Activity Leaders design and deliver activities in certain areas including Drama, Sports & Games, Discovery, Arts and Crafts or Music. The activity sessions are designed to create safe environments for the Campers to achieve their goals and reflect on their accomplishments. You will receive ongoing support from the Programme Coordinator and OTW staff.
On average there are 4 sessions to design & deliver. Each session will need to be tailored to both the age group of the Campers (who are divided into groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17) & the varying Camper ability.
All of our activities are designed within our model of Therapeutic Recreation (see our website for more info) and to be adaptable to all levels of ability and accessibility.
Activity Leaders also help to design, prepare & deliver our Evening Programme. Our Evening Programme could be anything-from a Disco & Talent Show, to bespoke activities such as a Camp Festival, a Whale Hunt or Game Show evening.
Activity Leaders will also be allocated a team at camp. Like our Team Mate volunteers, Activity Leaders support, guide, inspire & encourage our Campers to maximise their potential.
One of the amazing aspects of being an Activity Leader is that you get to meet all of the Campers throughout the week, so even though you may spend less time with your allocated team, you build special relationships with Campers across the age groups.
In return, you will:
•Participate in a unique & unforgettable experience/Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation/Meet fantastic new people & make friends
Volunteers provide quality one to one time on a regular basis and are there to listen, to talk and support children and young people (up to age of 18) to access leisure and recreational opportunities. Befrienders will focus on building their child’s confidence and resilience as well as reducing their isolation and encouraging them to get more involved in the local community.
Befriending activities vary according to service user needs and involve being in the community helping children and young people to access and enjoy activities that are local to them and to help develop skills and interests. For example, some of the service users need support to go to an activity in the community and some service users need someone to talk to one to one. Volunteers provide vital support to children and young people which helps the service users to build up confidence, meet new people and access local activities.
Please note that Barnardo’s does partnership working with Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) in relation to volunteers. All volunteers will go through a joint induction process and be open up to both organisations allowing options for befriender opportunities-great opportunity if you are looking at building up experience with children and young people.
• Minimum age 18
• Minimum of 2 hours per week (Monday-Sunday-after school, evenings, weekends)
• Preferably access to own vehicle
• Meetings will take place in the family home, out in the community, local cafes etc.
• For TCA/Barnardo’s roles cover Perth and Kinross but the matching process would take into account locality and vehicle access.
• Travel expenses provided
• 6-12 month commitment
PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub - Walled Garden
This is a unique opportunity to volunteer in a mental health setting to engage with clients in a variety of settings. As a general assistant you will support the staff team to inspire and engage our clients to sample the activities provided within our premises or in the wider community. You will build positive relationships with clients and be supportive of them as they improve their skills and social interaction. You will also help the team to prepare for activities and maintain workspaces and equipment.
Caledonia HA has Retirement Complexes across Perth/shire providing accommodation for older people and we also provide support for other housing associations. Each Housing Scheme is a small community. We are recruiting friendly, sociable and creative volunteers to organise gentle seated exercise classes. These are small groups usually of between 3 and 9 people per class, run weekly. The exercise programme is designed to be gentle for people with limited mobility and for those who spend most of the day sitting down. Good fun –full training and equipment will be provided.
A Revive Youth Leader is there to support the project in all its aspects. Main roles will be to support the running of the weekly youth groups as well as to support, encourage, inspire and empower young people. There are so many different opportunities provided by the Revive Project for leaders, be this through training, trips and most rewarding of all, the opportunity to really change a young person’s life for the better through the continued support you could provide even as small as it may be.
Being a Revive Leader is an important role to take as we work very closely with young people and get to know them very well.
Whether you’re the creative one, or the reflective one or even the loud outgoing one, you can help a young people in need.
You will become a member of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.
- Share your skills and develop new ones like event planning, time management, leadership and budgeting
- Be a role model helping young women to push their boundaries and realise their full potential in a safe, female-only space.
- With another leader, support the young women to create their own programme based on the Girlguiding programme.
- Support the young women in developing their own ideas and taking action on issues that matter to them.
- Deal with unit administration and maintain clear communication with parents and carers.
You will be supported by the wider District Team of Girlguiding Dunkeld. You will also have access to lots of opportunities within the framework of Girlguiding UK and WAGGGS (World Organisation of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts).