Glasgow North West Carers Service provides practical help and emotional support to unpaid Carers and their families in the North West of Glasgow. Looking after someone can be an isolating and debilitating experience and we are here to help Carers manage their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.
Purpose of the Role
To be part of a Team of Volunteers who assist Centre staff to provide sessional interpreter and translation skills to Carers.
• Work closely with Family Wellbeing Workers to provide high quality interpreting and translation Services to assist carers to provide accurate and detailed information to help identify needs to continue in their caring role and ensure their own health and wellbeing
• To ensure that Carers have full access to Services to provided by the Centre and the wider Community
• To assist family wellbeing Worker in preparing high quality, confidential information and support to Carers and their families
Minimum requirement 10 to 12 hours a week as required by the Centre.
Minimum Age Requirement
18 + : Volunteers will be expected to display a high degree of maturity and commitment, understanding of importance of confidentiality and sensitivity to carers experience.
Yes - in Centre, however meetings with carers in other premises (home, café etc.) may be required.
Application Form, Interview, References, PVG check
Your role will include interacting with online members giving feedback on the creative arts posts they leave in a positive constructive way. Having a creative, positive and constructive approach will be required. Mentoring will be provided. Spread your wings and come fly with us.
We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective & charity providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality, feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world: to express themselves through art.
We are looking for Online Volunteers who will respond to our members in either a live chat (booked in advance) or via email messaging style. Fledgling is currently run by Volunteers online , so this would be an online post.
If you can spare a couple of hours per fortnight minimum and are able to volunteer for a year or more helping adults who have become isolated through mental health problems we would like to hear from you.
You will take your befriendee out to leisure and community activities and support them to do things they may be unable to do alone. Examples have included walks, squash, a knitting group, trips to a safari park, visiting museums, taking a class in IT skills, attending support groups, golfing, and just going for coffee and a chat.
Initial and on-going training is given and other benefits include out of pocket expenses, regular support and supervision meetings, group events, Saltire or LINK Awards, reference after 6 months.
Grandmentors is an award winning inter-generational mentoring programme, matching volunteer mentors (normally but not exclusively those aged 50+) who have a range of life skills and experiences, with young people aged 16-26 who are care experienced or who have "adverse childhood experiences". Grandmentors has now launched in Perth and Kinross in 2022 for the first time!
Our volunteer mentors help young people navigate the transition to independence into adulthood, by guiding them through life skills such as managing finances, accessing employment, education and training, and supporting their health and wellbeing.
This opportunity is for volunteers (normally aged 50+) who have life experience and skills to offer. However, if you are younger than 50 and feel you could offer valuable support, please do apply or contact us to discuss further.
It is important that you have good people skills, communication skills, patience, and can offer a regular commitment of a few hours per week (weekly or fortnightly). This role requires a PVG check which we will process for you after you apply to become a mentor.
We provide our volunteers with comprehensive induction training, all on-going support, volunteer expenses and lots of other great benefits including the chance to make a difference to a young adult in need.
We would like to meet people who live with bipolar disorder and who have reached the point that they are managing their bipolar well. If you would like to spend a little of your time helping someone who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, then we would like to hear from you.
The Volunteer Role:
Working collaboratively with the Peer Workers and other colleagues, our Peer Support Volunteers provide complimentary practical and emotional support to those who have been newly diagnosed with bipolar.
Our volunteers are able to utilise their lived experience of living well with bipolar disorder, to inspire and empower those who use the service to acquire and enhance skills to improve their personal resilience and enable them to live well with bipolar too.
They will draw on their knowledge and skills to provide practical support in areas such as personal finance, budgeting, social inclusion, employability and education to support individuals to achieve their goals, to create meaningful and sustainable connections with other sources of support within their communities and instil a sense of hope for the future and what they can achieve.
Volunteering times are flexible on any day, either morning, afternoon and evenings, to mutually suit the volunteer and the person benefitting from peer support. We would expect approximately 2 hours per week time commitment.
Induction training is provided, as are additional on-going training opportunities. Support is proved by our Volunteer Manager and our Peer Support Workers.
We would encourage you to consider the impact of volunteering in a peer role on your own mental health and wellbeing and ensure you feel ready and able to support others. We do understand that mental health will fluctuate and will provide support as needed throughout your volunteering journey with us.
We are looking for friendly, non judgemental and sociable individuals to help organise and run activities for the people that we support in our services. Ideally you are enthusiastic, patient, have a sense of humour, good communication skills and experience of life. We are looking for people who can teach or pass on skills and tailor activities to small groups or individual interests. We are always looking for suggestions and activities that are fun and will add enjoyment to a supported person’s life.
• Help organise and run fun and engaging activities for the people that we support in our services
• Supporting group sessions
• Participate in group activities and help the people we work with to identify personal interests, strengths, skills, and their own potential.
• Leading on activities
• Contribute ideas and attend planning meetings
• Demonstrating life skills to people receiving ongoing support or whose support could be heading towards a close e.g., encouraging them to cook a meal or bake, leading by example.
• Accompany small group outings where appropriate.
• Encouraging our supported people’s sense of belonging and connection
• Building our supported people’s confidence and self esteem
Calling all knitters and Crafters:
You can make a huge difference to the lives of children affected by domestic abuse and family breakdown in Shetland. We're seeking out talented volunteers to create some 'Worry Monsters' that will bring comfort and joy to the young folk we support during the most challenging times.
What are Worry Monsters? They're cuddly creatures with a very special power - they gobble up worries and fears! By crafting these adorable compainions, you can provide a source of comfort and reassurance for children who need it most. Our specialist CYP (Children and Young People) workers use a variety of creative and playful therapeutic techniques to support children (of all genders, ages 3+) to use their Worry Monster to help process what might be going on at home, and you can be a part of making that happen.
Here's how you can get involved:
*Knit, sew or craft your own Worry Monster using your favourite materials and colours. Let your creativity shine! There are various free patterns available online if you need an idea of where to start. A pouch or mouth to store worries would be ideal.
*Please ensure your Worry Monster is child-friendly, soft and huggable.
*Once you've finished your creation, please contact us and we'll arrange collection. We'll make sure each Worry Monster finds its way to a deserving child.
By sharing your crafting skills, you'll be providing a tangible reminder to these children that they are not alone and that their worries can be transformed into something magical. Let's come together as a community and make a difference - one stitch at a time. If you have any questions or need more information please email email@example.com or call 01595 692070
Lets create a world where children feel safe, loved and supported. Together we can make a lasting impact.
OPEN is a project that trains young people (16-25) to become peer educators, to deliver workshops and training to other young people across Shetland. The issue-based training focus on Drugs and Alcohol use, Sexual Health, and Mental Health.
We believe in open minded information - not telling people what to do.
We will give you the training and support you need so that you can volunteer as part of the OPEN team to design and deliver workshops and activities to other young people.
If you're interested in being a part of the OPEN Project please get in touch!
We are looking for young people aged 16-25, who are care experienced and/or at risk of exclusion to become peer mentors.
The Project will offer young people aged 16-21 a chance to build relationships with volunteer peer mentors aged 16-25. This will be achieved by using group mentoring ratios such as 2:2, 1:1, 2:1 etc. We are recruiting 6 to 8 young adults that want to commit one year to develop their personal skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective peer mentors. Young adults will be able to apply directly to the Project to become a peer mentor, completing the Mentor Application Form.
You will need to be willing to complete training and believe that there is a value in peer mentoring. OPEN are looking for those that are willing to share their life experiences and be a positive influence in supporting their mentees so they can make positive life choices and learn from their peer mentoring relationship.