The workshop is a safe alcohol / drug free working environment. Our aims are to support our workers and where possible enable them to enter into mainstream employment.
Working in a supported workshop, assisting worker / volunteers with barriers to employment e.g. mental health, drugs / alcohol issues, to carry out assigned tasks.
Overtonlea Care Centre has a variety of volunteering opportunities both indoors and outdoors. Roles include:
Volunteering with the service users to have meaningful activities. / Volunteering for our gardening services / Volunteering for taking service users out to attend community events / Volunteering for our Overtonlea Community Garden
.• Volunteer administrators (they currently have a young person doing a modern apprenticeship on placement but they will be leaving soon)
• Volunteers to lead group activities at the Centre or 1 to 1 sessions with residents
• Volunteers to do handyman or maintenance tasks under the direction of the paid handyman
• Volunteer gardeners
• Volunteers to help out on an ad hoc basis e.g. helping to take residents to Cunningsburgh Show and other activities outside the centre
• Volunteers to help at the 3 ‘homely’ afternoons that they have at the Centre each year
Residents at the Walter and Joan Gray home all have individual care plans, within the care plans are recorded their interests and hobbies.
The role of the volunteer person would be to visit residents and encourage them with their interests and hobbies. For some residents this may just be general chat, whilst others enjoy having the daily newspaper read to them.
Some group work may also be required such as assisting staff with a baking group, an arts and crafts group, or reading group. Or perhaps you have hobbies and interests of your own which you are willing to share with others.
During the spring and summer we arrange bus trips for residents and there may be an opportunity for the volunteer to accompany staff and residents on these trips.
You will not be expected to assist residents with personal care, toileting or feeding.
Shetland Amenity Trust - Shetland Museum and Archives
Volunteers would be taken through how to use the Atom database system and talked with about what goes in the index. They would then be able to go and read the papers on the microfilm machine (which they'll also be taught to use) and record the contents so that others can find information more easily. Someone will always be on hand to help.
Shetland Islands Council Trading Standards Service
Trading Standards advise retailers how to avoid selling tobacco and NVP (nicotine vaping products) to under-18s through the use of proof age schemes. We put shops to the test on this with the help of young volunteers. Volunteers should be non-smokers, between 16-16 1/2 and have written parental/guardian consent.
Volunteers are trained in what to do and say while test purchasing, and are accompanied by a Trading Standards staff-member throughout. They are trained never to lie to shopkeepers but to avoid giving information that may identify them. Volunteers are not asked to test-purchase near to school or home and are free to pull out at any point.
All transport, meals and refreshments are provided. We also give volunteers certificates confirming their volunteered hours (including travel and training), and references for college and/or jobs. If they wish, two or more volunteers can travel and train together. Previous volunteers have found the experience enjoyable and worthwhile.
As a casualty simulation volunteer you will have the opportunity to help our staff and other emergency services to learn how to respond to emergency situations. You will act out certain casualty/emergency situations at our Emergency Planning Exercises to enable staff to practice how they will respond, which can help improve emergency processes and boost staff confidence and competence in responding to an emergency situation.
Shetland Bereavement Support Service (SBSS) are looking to recruit volunteer Support Workers. A Support Worker will provide one to one counselling to anyone struggling to cope following a bereavement. SBSS have lottery funding to deliver the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate (120 hour course) in Shetland free of charge.
Save The Children are looking for people to join our lovely team in the Lerwick Save the Children Shop. The shop is led entirely by volunteers so we're always keen to expand our team and to raise as much money and awareness for the charity as possible.
The Sales Assistant opportunity involves customer service, cash handling, processing through donations, visual merchandising and there's the option to get involved in all sorts of things such as retail administration and social media marketing. No experience is required as all training will be provided, along with a friendly cuppa!
It's a brilliant opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and share your own experiences. At the end of each shift you know that you've helped to make a real difference to the lives of children all over the world - it's hugely satisfying!
We are ideally looking for people who can commit to a three hour shift, on a regular basis. However, we can be flexible and if you can give any time at all we would be very keen to meet you and welcome you along to meet our team.