Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends?
Dates-n-Mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities. We run lots of social events and activities, helping people to meet others and to build friendships and relationships. Our work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach. We believe it is people's right to live life free of discrimination and to develop friendships and relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved.
As an Events Supporter, your role is to help our members enjoy socialising in safe and friendly environments. Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. The events are sociable, great fun and your role is very rewarding. A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this..
Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours.
We ask for a minimum of 4 hours per month. We are very flexible and aim to accomodate volunteers availability.
dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers. We require our volunteers to be a member of the PVG scheme but there is no cost to yourself. Access to additional training is available.
Dunbar Community Woodland Group (https://dunbarwoods.org/ ) has several opportunities for new members. You will join a committed, passionate committee who are responsible for keeping the woods safe, accessible and thriving. We are responsible for: practical woodland management (e.g. keeping paths clear, planting new trees to ensure good species diversity); admin, fundraising, contact with the council, etc; liaison with the community, our members and user-groups (e.g. schools, outdoor nursery, Lochend Park Run, local community groups); and organising volunteering activities in the woods.
We are specifically looking for people with the following skills to help us deliver a new 10-year management plan approved by Forestry Scotland.
• Fundraising and grant management.
• Project management/administration.
• Webpage maintenance/social media.
• Business and income-development.
More information about the skills being sought is given below. There are also ample opportunities to escape the laptop and be involved in the physical and active management of Lochend Woods.
Looking for history buffs, photographers, google earth pinners, and story tellers
Lorn Archaeological and Historical society reformed after a few years quiet at the end of 2022, and this year 2023, we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary.
We have redesigned the website www.lahsoc.org.uk to be a fresh simple site with the essential information but it would be lovely to create this as a local resource about our heritage, history and culture.
Do you have a passion for our local history in North Argyll between Lochs Craignish and Loch Leven?
Could you create interesting content about topics of our heritage, our people, events and places ?
We also are working to develop a local google earth resource with pins full of content and imagery for the same area.
Tree Maintenance/Planting Opportunity
Right now Dollar Community Development Trust are looking for people to help with maintaining the trees that have been planted.
This would entail doing a walk by of the trees every two weeks (or as often as you can) during the summer/early autumn and then a few visits Nov - March.
You would be looking to;
- ensure trees canes and guards are straight
- remove grass from immediately around the tree and inside the guard
- watering in dry spells of over two weeks.
This should take around one hour.
At one of the following areas;
- Harviestoun community garden
- old golf course
- Haugh farm
No experience is required.
The Trust was officially formed in June 2017 as a means of taking forward the actions in the ‘Dollar Futures’ Community Action Plan (CAP).
We are a charitable company which is owned and managed by the local community in Dollar, Clackmannanshire. Our main role is to enable and support beneficial community projects. These could be in any area of interest to the community such as:
Providing Cultural, Recreational and Sporting Facilities
Preserving the historical and architectural heritage of Dollar
Helping everyone in the community to access public services regardless of their age, gender or physical ability
Promoting local businesses to keep Dollar thriving
And many more…
Dollar Community Development Trust are looking for people to help out at their monthly Repair Café.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things together. As well as reducing what we send to landfill, Repair Cafes are also about sharing skills, and DCDT are keen that where possible their volunteer fixers support the visitors to fix their item. This is held on the last Saturday of each month. The role of the co-ordinator can include; check in items as they come into the cafe, label the item, locate an appropriate fixer, contact people who will collect their items, provide coffee and cake.
Since the Repair Cafe began in October 2021, their volunteers have saved over -5724.6 KJ of CO2 from entering the atmosphere - this is the equivalent of driving 23,774 miles.
Dollar Community Development Trust are a charitable company which is owned and managed by the local community in Dollar, Clackmannanshire. Their main role is to enable and support beneficial community projects. These could be in any area of interest to the community such as:
- Providing Cultural, Recreational and Sporting Facilities
- Preserving the historical and architectural heritage of Dollar
- Helping everyone in the community to access public services regardless of their age, gender or physical ability
- Promoting local businesses to keep Dollar thriving
- And many more…
Advocacy volunteers needed to promote the principles that underpin independent advocacy support across Forth Valley, to individuals with a Learning Disability, Autism, Dementia, Mental Health, Acquired Brian Injury.
Help Advocacy Partners contribute their views and preferences in decision making that directly affects their lives by ensuring they have their voices heard and rights protected.
Offer an advocacy service to individuals, by providing information, that highlights their rights and the options and opportunities they have to make informed choices.
What they expect from you:
- Be part of Forth Valley Advocacy and understand what they do, understand their values and behave appropriately.
- Time commitment of one day a week minimum, this can be split into two half days.
- Support and where necessary, share Advocacy Partners views with their consent, at meetings e.g. care reviews, informal meetings.
- Complete all relevant paperwork as requested.
- Take part in all training, development and meetings required for your role.
- Be professional and safe when volunteering.
- Talk to the team and let them know how you and Forth Valley Advocacy are doing.
- To keep to the volunteer role description, agree to the volunteer agreement and adhere to Forth Valley Advocacy Organisational Handbook.
What you can expect from Forth Valley Advocacy:
- Value and respect you.
- Introduce you to the team who will provide you with support and feedback during your time with Forth Valley Advocacy.
- Make sure you know what your role is and how to do it, provide you with all the training you need to enable you to do your role and support while you learn.
- Ensure you are safe while volunteering.
- Recognise your contribution.
- Provide regular face to face support.
- Regular social events with other volunteers.
Forth Valley Advocacy are based in Falkirk, but this opportunity will take place across the Forth Valley area. They try as much as possible to assign you to the most suitable area for the advocacy Partner and you.
Forth Valley Advocacy are working towards Investing in Volunteers Award.
3D Drumchapel is a Charity which has been working with children and families in Drumchapel and surrounding areas for 25 years. We journey with children, families and communities to build strong foundations for families to thrive. We aim to strengthen family relationships, support parents to be the best parents they can be, improve family health & wellbeing, support children's development and build capacity in communities for family support delivery. Our services include a perinatal programme, parent & child sessions, parenting programmes, learning & development sessions, outdoor play, peer support groups, 1-1 support, family support in schools and practical support including Bairn Necessities which redistributes clothing and equipment for 0-5 years.
This is an exciting new role for volunteers to develop and maintain the garden at our premises at Drumchapel St Andrews Church. The garden will be used by our families who will learn to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. We aim to use the vegetables for making soup for our families and provide healthy fresh fruit & vegetable packs to the families that come along to our play sessions.
This is a small private garden which requires some development, upkeep and to be free of litter. We will also be creating a multi-use nurturing and safe space for young children to play with their families.
This role requires a PVG membership.
We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups
A Caseworker is someone who carries out work for the Royal Air Force Association on a voluntary basis by gathering information, asking questions and completing necessary forms and by doing so, you will make a real difference. You will also work closely with the Area Welfare Officer to complete each case successfully.
The RAF Association is a member-led, welfare charity that exists to ensure that all members of the RAF community are supported, when they require it. The caseworker's role is at the heart of this charity objective and volunteers undertaking this role will be helping us to deliver this support to the RAF community.
The role is about supporting and listening to an individual and assessing their needs - this can include anything from helping them to complete a form, applying for funding for a wet-room or new white goods.
Caseworkers may also need to gather complex information and ask questions regarding finances and health conditions. You would be required to provide clear and precise information on these topics.
A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.
We are looking for volunteers to support 2-4 hours per week:
Groups and events for families
Undertake weekly activities with a child or young person
Offer support and encouragement to help a parent or carer
Supporting a family in their local community to access resources
For more information, please telephone Rachel Sweeney on 07384 806228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Job title: Family Wellbeing and Befriending Volunteer - East Ayrshire
Closing date: 06/05/2023 12:00
Interview date: It is anticipated that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis
If you would like to apply for this role please download and complete the application form, criminal convictions self-declaration and equal opportunities monitoring form and email them to email@example.com.
We welcome and encourage applications from potential volunteers of all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability, who reflect our values.