New to volunteering/looking for an introduction? Have a few hours to spare?
Working alongside Angus Health & Social Care Partnership, we are looking for volunteers to help deliver recruitment leaflets across Angus
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY:
- Deliver leaflets in your local neighbourhood
- Available morning, afternoon, evening and/or weekends
- This can be once a week, a few times a week or a one off
- Open to people of all ages and abilities
If interested, please call 01307 466113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask any questions by pressing the 'I want to volunteer' button below.
Do you own a friendly, outgoing, though not too boisterous dog who loves to have a fuss made of them? Then perhaps, you might like to thank about registering them in our THERAPET visiting service. You heard of it? Let me tell you about it.
For some years now it has been recognised, more nd more, that pets are good for us! Indeed it has been scientifically proved that the mere action of stroking a dog, cat, slows down the heartbeat, reduces blood pressure, and makes someone who has already suffered a heart attack much less likely to have another.
Through no fault of their own, many people find themselves deprived of the companionship of a much loved dog. It may be they have had to go into sheltered housing, residential care, a long stay hospital etc. The same applies to children and adults who have an additional support need and those suffering from a terminal illness.
THERAPETS come in all breeds, cross-breeds, or 57 variety mongrels! They can be small, medium or large. The only vital statistic is a steady and happy temperament. The dogs are approved for temperament and general stability being accepted and are not considered until at least one year old.
Volunteer owners must become actual members of CANINE CONCERN SCOTLAND TRUST - mainly so that we can be sure of insurance cover - although happily so far we only know of one, very minor accident, a happy day's tail sweeping a vase from a low table.
Volunteers must be willing to make a regular commitment to visit, it need not be very often, once a fortnight, once a month or whenever, but the visits must be regular because the residents and patients look forward to them so much and are disappointed if they suddenly cease.
Sometimes small miracles occur - people who have never spoken, turned their faces to the wall in fact - magically come to life at the first appearance of a dog in a ward! This to the surprise and delight of the nursing staff, in many cases the dogs and owners provide some light relief for them too. Sadly, it has to be said that some of the residents or patients the THERAPETS are their only visitors. We like to encourage them to regard the doggy visitors as their very own. There is no charge for this service which is organised and carried out entirely by volunteers. We fund raise in various ways to keep it going.
More than anything else, we need MORE VOLUNTEERS! The service has proved so popular that they demand has overtaken the supply. So, if you think this might be for you, or once importantly, for your dog, please do contact us for more detail and perhaps an application form to register your dog.
'Beyond Diagnosis' is driven by people with lived experience of bipolar. ‘Bipolar Scotland’ wants to ‘join up’ with people who would like to be part of our innovative, new project, as one of our Peer Support Volunteers. Our exciting and innovative new service means that people who have recently gone through a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, can now speak to a peer volunteer who has gone through a similar experience to them.
The volunteer will work remotely working alongside peer workers and other colleagues. Key duties are:
- provide complimentary practical and emotional support
- utilise their lived experience of living well with bipolar disorder, to inspire and empower those who use the service
- draw on their knowledge and skills to provide practical support in areas such as personal finance, budgeting, social inclusion, employability and education
- support individuals to achieve their goals, to create meaningful and sustainable connections with other sources of support within their communities
- instil a sense of hope for the future and what they can achieve.
So, if you are now living well with your bipolar disorder, and would like to spend a little time helping someone who has recently had a diagnosis, Bipolar Scotland would like to meet you.
From stunning boutiques full of designer gems to discount stores where you can grab a bargain, our charity shops are much-loved across Scotland.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our newest retail venture: a pop-up shop in Elgin!
We are looking for friendly volunteers for an initial period of one year, to help our shop management team assist customers and donors, and ensure the shop is tidy and well stocked. Whether you have a passion for fashion and love chatting to customers, or you would prefer to be behind the scenes in our stockroom, your help could make a difference in your local community.
Join our fabulous team of Retail Volunteers and learn new skills, make great friends, and make a real difference to people in Scotland who are isolated, scared, or anxious about their condition.
Rosehill & Stockethill Community Council and Cornhill Community Garden
We are looking for Winter Warriors to help grit our local pavements and keep Stockethill, Cornhill, and the surrounding areas safe for residents of all ages and physical abilities.
As a Winter Warrior, you will be a part of a team of local residents. Warriors work in pairs to grit pavements and keep the pavements safe to use. The team receives advance warning of bad weather and our Coordinator is responsible for managing the Warriors to ensure best use of resources.
You will receive training and all equipment is provided.
A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference for people and the community during winter. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Bea Dawkins, Chairperson at email: email@example.com
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Grampian Branch)
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T and communication skills. If so, this could be the role for you.
*What is a caseworker?
Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
*Why do we need you?
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.
*When would you be needed and where would you be based?
The essential part of the role is visiting clients at home or in a care home setting. There are a range of times available to volunteer and all help is greatly appreciated.
*What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time
• Meeting clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction).
• Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Julie Silva (Branch Secretary, Grampian) at email: Julie.Silva@grampian.ssafa.org.uk or telephone: 07879846200.
More information about SSAFA is also available at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/
Are you keen on reusable nappies and have the time to attend 2-3, hour-long meetings a year? Orkney Nappy Library are seeking directors as part of our move to become a formal social enterprise. You would be involved in helping us decide on how the library is run - exploring funding options, voting on how funds are spent, coming up with community engagement ideas etc. You are, of course, welcome to be more involved, but the minimum requirement would simply be attending the 2-3 meetings a year at a mutually convenient time. We have one director already on board and would love at least two more! Just message us via VAO or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the role further.
● attending the 2-3 meetings a year
● helping us decide on how the library is run
● exploring funding options, voting on how funds are spent, coming up with community engagement ideas
What could a volunteer gain from the experience?
● Experience in operating a small social enterprise (teamwork, project management, funding applications, community engagement)
● Knowledge of local and wider sustainability initiatives
● Connections with local organisations (Zero Waste Orkney, OIC Waste Management) and community members (families / library users)
Clachworks CIC are currently looking for a volunteer to compile and submit funding applications for our Tool Library and skills workshops. Funding is needed to allow us to continue with the work that we are doing and to allow us to expand.
• Research and identify sources of funding and grants that match the company’s objectives
• Write high quality and winning funding proposals We are looking for self motivated, organised individuals with excellent written communication skills, preferably with expertise in submitting funding applications, to local and national government and other organisations who may advertise funds that we may make applications to.
You are able to volunteer from home and as the time required for this opportunity can vary a degree of flexibility is required to meet required deadlines for applications.
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
No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our community well if we don't have good Support people in the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
Providing a number of services to support ex-service men and women and family members from the Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, and the Merchant Navy. These include giving advice and information about benefits, financial support and social activities to assist them adapting to civilian life. If we are unable to help them then we signpost them to other agencies through local contacts.
We are looking for volunteers to staff the office on Platform 2 of Dumbarton Central train station. We have a small shop where we raise funds for the Association, we are looking for someone to work with the public and process minimal paperwork and the opportunity to create displays and take part in research as well as support the updating of our social media pages.
As volunteer Office staff your role will entail Meeting members of the public, Helping at fundraisers, Helping maintain stock, Rotating of items in the office, Helping out with the Heritage Centre, Managing the front desk, Filing duties, Computer work i.e. word documents, spreadsheets, etc.