Being a Community Connector Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support.
The role will include:
• Researching potential CHSS partner organisations using guidance provided; this may be groups, associations, local companies and schools.
• Locating contact details for mailings / event promotion
• Inputting data into a excel spreadsheet
• Providing the fundraising team with feedback to research
As a volunteer with Mikeysline, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues through personal experience or professional work experience of supporting others, to listen, support, encourage and inspire young people and or/adults experiencing emotional distress and/ or mental health issues.
Through your understanding, active listening, encouragement and direct support, you will provide support on a range of issues individuals may be experiencing that are impacting on their mental wellbeing. You may signpost them to additional support where appropriate and also use CBT based skills where this may be beneficial. This in turn will also support the individual’s confidence, self-esteem, ability to deal with current and future issues and support them to find a way forward.
We are looking for volunteers to support our direct 1:1 work with young people in the Tain area in particular as well as via our text-based support services.
We are also looking for volunteers to support our new service being developed in the Evanton area for people of all ages.
Responsibilities will include:
· Supporting individuals at our bases face to face or on the text line who are in emotional distress and in need of immediate support.
· Supporting and encourage individuals to identify their own strengths and life goals and how to take steps to achieve them.
· Supporting individuals to develop coping strategies and mechanisms that they will be able to apply in their everyday lives.
· Promoting recovery through your own personal experience and life journey, inspiring others to believe that they too can progress and achieve beyond the issues they are facing.
· Helping plan and run group and activity sessions in line with the needs of individuals.
· Report concerns in relation to protecting vulnerable adults or young people.
Volunteers must either have their own, lived experience of a mental health issue (either personally or via supporting a friend/family member) but we well on the road to personal recovery. Or have experience of mental health issues in a professional context.
Our text-based service operates between 6pm and 10pm Sun - Thurs and 7pm - 7am on Fri and Sat.
The hours for our new 1:1 support services in Tain and Evanton are to be confirmed, but will be throughout the week and in late afternoons/early evenings.
Applications forms and additional information can be found on our website: https://www.mikeysline.co.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us
Volunteers will befriend New Scots within Inverclyde. Our volunteers will help to provide friendship and support in an informal capacity usually within a 1-1 setting. You will support refugees to resettle and participate within the local community. You will also be involved in discussions as to who you are matched up with beforehand. Activities can be as simple as going for a coffee once a week although we have relationships where people explore shared hobbies and interests together such as sport, photography, cooking etc. Help with English words and phrases as well as cultural differences is also appreciated. We generally aim for relationships to last initially for about 6 months but can be extended/shortened based on personal circumstances and we try our best to be as flexible as possible in any way we can in order to accommodate a wide variety of volunteers.
Do you have bike repairor upcycling skills?
Support our Bike technicians and Project Coordinator with the delivery of the Community Tracks Inverclyde programme!
Our aim is to support and encourage local people to choose sustainable transport measures and encourage healthier lifestyles, while also supporting the provision of practical activities for local people in relation to bicycle recycling, maintenance and refurbishment.
•To help sort, build and refurbish bikes donated to the project - with reuseable parts where possible
•To assist in the day to day running of the bike workshop
•Learn to use existing and future mechanical skills and experience to diagnose faults, assess viability of repairs, while helping to undertake safety checks and refurbishments
•Assist with pop-up bike events within the wider Inverclyde area
•To interact with local people, local businesses and community groups to promote cycling and training opportunities
•Ensure that H&S protocols are followed at all times
•Contribute towards the development of good working practices and external bike events
•Ensure that equipment is stored safely, kept clean and in safe working order.
•Volunteers may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities not set out in this role description.
It's a great way to meet new people and develop your skills!
Start date dependent on covid-19 guidelines - but hopefully start anytime.
Roles and Responsibilities
- The candidate should have an accounting qualification or good knowledge of accounting
- It is preferable for the candidate to have an interest in Yoga
- Maintain excel record of all transactions
- Liaise with the Secretary on Yoga Events financial transactions
- Prepare financial reports for Committee meetings
- Prepare year end accounts as at January 31 each year
- Be familiar or be willing to learn OSCR Charity requirements
- Liaise with Independent Examiner to have the accounts examined and verified for the AGM
- Submit financial reporting requirements to OSCR
- Participate in Committee meetings
GYA looks forward to welcoming a new Treasurer to the GYA team.
Please forward your details to:
Moira Donald – Chair firstname.lastname@example.org and
Gordon Edward – retiring Treasurer email@example.com
Echo Coaches provide peer to peer telephone support for carers supporting a loved one through recovery. Echo coaches are volunteers who have cared for someone with an eating disorder and are matched with a parent carer who is currently supporting someone with an eating disorder.
You will support the carer over a 6-month period, by having a regular weekly 30-minute phone call
You will receive online training giving you all the skills to become a peer coach
Digital call handling technology means that calls can be diverted through Beat’s Helpline so no personal phone numbers (or other contact details) will be shared
The co-ordinator’s role will be to help find out what information the person needs and to help guide them towards this.
This role would also involve supporting and managing other volunteers within their roles. This will involve taking the volunteers through their initial induction when starting their new role.
The role will involve speaking to people who don’t have an arranged appointment but have dropped in to speak to someone about Talking Points.
The signposter’s role may be to help find out what information the person needs and to help guide them towards this. If however, the person informs you that they need to speak to someone from the Talking Points team or you feel they would benefit from having a more in-depth conversation, you would ask them to take a seat whilst you notify a member of the team.
The role will involve you welcoming people into the building who have come along to talk to someone about Talking Points.
Your role will be to direct people to a seating area and notify a member of the Talking Points team that they are there. The person may have an arranged appointment with someone from the Talking Points team or they may just be dropping in to find out some information. You would ask them to take a seat and notify the signposter (volunteer or Kirkton) that they are there.