Poppyview Family Centre is a well-established children’s nursery which aims to provide high quality and affordable childcare in a positive, caring and secure environment.
An existing Board of volunteer trustees ensure the Centre operates effectively. The Board are looking to appoint new members to broaden its experience and invite individuals who could contribute with their enthusiasm and abilities to join the Board of Trustees. Experience in the Care Sector (children/adults/home support or other similar setting) would be warmly welcomed but is not essential.
Board members would be expected to attend meetings generally every 2 months and additional input would be tailored to each person’s skill set and availability. Board members provide their time and advice on a voluntary basis for the benefit of this vital facility in the Levenmouth area – travel expenses are reimbursed and training needs covered also. If you are interested, a chat with one of the Board members can be arranged.
Are you interested in becoming a Befriender?
Would you like the opportunity to support someone experiencing mental health difficulties in a really beneficial way?
Befriending is a unique relationship. It gives the Befriender the opportunity to provide companionship, support, encouragement and a listening ear for someone who really needs it.
For the client, having a Befriender can be invaluable. It is designated time for them. A time to be heard. A time to think about their own needs. It also offers clients the opportunity to meet goals that they might not be able to achieve alone.
Activities will vary as they are tailor-made for each individual person (client) but may include
> Visiting clients at home on a prearranged day, time and duration.
> Providing companionship by listening, talking, reading or sharing activities.
> Offering support whilst respecting a person’s independence.
> Facilitating opportunities for engagement in social activities within the community.
We suggest meeting once a week for approximately 1 hour at a mutually agreed location.
You will be given supervision to support you in this role and relevant befriender training.
The team at HSTAR Scotland aim to give you ongoing support in this role through regular supervision and training.
If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to support the work of our canal boat the Lochrin Belle based at Edinburgh Quay
Main tasks include:
Crewing the boat.
Being a public face of the organisation.
Welcoming people aboard.
Dealing with the needs of passengers.
Supporting the health and safety of passengers.
Helping with maintenance and cleaning.
Supporting colleagues including the skipper and other volunteer crew members.
The role includes Ensuring the warehouse is always kept clean and tidy.
Moving stock by manual operation.
Sorting and unpacking deliveries and assisting in conjunction with British Heart Foundation van.
Identifying poor quality donations for recycling.
Sorting and processing donated goods, this is mainly grading stock in order of quality.
Replenish sold furniture on the shop floor.
Acting as an ambassador for British Heart Foundation always.
Do you always have a welcoming smile on your face and love getting in to conversations? Why not get to know the people from your community with this versatile volunteering role. You will be serving customers, helping to promote our stock and awareness campaigns and encouraging every donor to become part of our Gift Aid scheme.
We're looking for volunteers to help us gather important feedback from our patients and families. We want to make sure that the care and support we offer meets the needs of those facing death, dying or bereavement now and in the future, and by gathering feedback we will be able to understand the needs of the people we support. Volunteers will be home based, working as part of a team based out of our Edinburgh Hospice. You will be calling those who have given their consent to receive a feedback call, and chatting to them about their experiences. We don't want the call to feel like a survey, rather a conversation with an opportunity to give some opinions, so we are looking for volunteers with great conversational skills. You will receive full training when you join us and will be issued with access to our records system and email. Good general IT skills will be important as you will be using a computer and our dialling system to carry out your role. We will also be giving you training in how to structure your conversations to get the most out of them and the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. Our ideal volunteer will be warm, friendly and able to deal sensitively with our patients and families. Maturity and an understanding of the importance of confidentiality in a healthcare setting will be vital as you will be dealing directly with our patients and their information. We also ask that you have a suitable place in your home where you can make calls and have a reasonable expectation you will not be disturbed. If you enjoy a chat, can spare 3-4 hours a week and want to contribute directly to the future of end of life care and best practice then this could be the opportunity for you.
We are looking for people who are passionate about ending child hunger and ensuring that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education.
We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your home, while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. They include: hosting virtual talks, spreading the word about our work on social media or holding screenings of our inspiring videos with family and friends.
Volunteers will be helping in the production of making Items from our own Greyfriars tartan which will include. soft toys, purses, bags, kilts ect.
All these items will then go on sale to generate additional funds which will provide learning opportunities to adults who have or are experiencing homelessness, abuse, addiction, poor mental/physical health, loneliness, and social isolation. Embracing an asset-based approach, we provide free meals and skill-based activities to empower participants to re-connect and boost their self-esteem and social capital.
Volunteers wanted for Polwarth Pop Up Café. The role includes welcoming customers, serving pre-made food, hot drinks, clearing tables, taking payments, help to tidy away and return hall ready for other users. We are open Tues mornings with volunteers forming small teams rotating every week. Our aim is to meet members of the community, creating a safe space to come to on your own or with friends. Mindfull of isolation and loneliness, we will offer sensitivity, a listening ear and good hospitality.
School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
As a volunteer you: play a vital role in our research, since many of our studies rely on collecting data from human participants.
Can take part in research studies online and in-person at our research facilities.
Choose which studies you want to get involved in.
Can withdraw from the research at any time.
We email our volunteers with information about our current studies and they decide if they wish to take part.