All kinds of families can find it hard to cope for all sorts of reasons, maybe because of the illness or disability of a child or because of post-natal illness, bereavement or loneliness.
Being a group volunteer provides an opportunity to encourage play opportunities between parents and children, to help reduce social isolation for families and be a listening ear.
The commitment would be 2-3 hours a week with full training and ongoing support throughout.
We ask that you have parenting experience for this role.
Usually you visit a family in their own home once a week for a couple of hours. You will provide practical and emotional support. Some might need someone to talk to… others may need more practical support with meal planning and cooking, reading to the children, going to the local park, or finding out about local services.
Friendliness and a caring attitude are essential as well as an understanding of the pressures of parenting. We value people who don’t judge others people who will respect the fact that they have been invited into a family’s home people who will treat a mother or father as an equal.
We give high priority to the recruitment, induction, training and support of all our volunteers. You will be supported during your training and throughout your contact with families.
In this role, the volunteer will work with the AiM fundraising committee, planning, promoting and coordinating the running of charity fundraisers with the intention of raising funds for Action in Mind. Events could include: charity runs, bake sales, fayres etc.
Responsibilities may include:
Prior to Event
• Help to identify & obtain event space
• Event promotion (distribute leaflets, flyers etc)
• Obtain prizesor stall holders where applicable
On the Day
• Sell entry tickets, raffles tickets etc.
• Make hot beverages & collect associated monies for these
• Assist with set-up/tidy up of event
• Lead a stall (where applicable)
• Be a go-to person to assist with any guest queries, help stallholders etc.
We are in need of volunteers to assist at Community Food in Stirling. Ideally you can assist with this amazing project one or more days per week for food collections early evenings. You can use the Transition Stirling van for collections if required. Please get in touch if you can spare some time to help this friendly team!
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for volunteer drivers who can help support their charity shops by collecting donated stock and delivering stock to their local Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland store.
Volunteers’ level of involvement is arranged to suit both parties as they require weekly drivers, regular rota drivers and relief drivers who may be called upon to cover any unavailability by their regular team. Volunteers must have their own transport and have held their driving licence for a minimum of 3 years.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals for a number of opportunities in their retail store in Biggar.
Customer Care Volunteer
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals with a keen interest in customer service and can welcome and assist customers with their shopping experience. You will be on the shop floor, providing customer services to shoppers as they browse, and will be involved in the stock control and make sure the rails and shelves are tidy.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals who can help organise new stock for the shop floor. You will be involved in sorting stock, hanging stock, ticketing and pricing stock and will help keep the stockroom clean and tidy.
Display and Merchandising Volunteer
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals who have an interest in fashion and can utilise their artistic, entrepreneurial and fashion flair. As part of their team of volunteers you will help with the window display and interior displays, making them eye catching to customers and planning themes for each display.
Are you a good listener with an empathetic, professional and methodical approach? Do you have two hours a week to support vulnerable adults with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? Action for M.E.’s UK-wide advocacy service, expanding in Scotland, supports adults with M.E./CFS to understand their rights, make informed choices, and have their views and wishes heard and respected, dealing with issues including health, social care, housing and employment. You’ll work entirely online/by phone to meet and represent clients, agree an action plan, undertake research, contact professionals and more. Full training, support and supervision provided by our experienced, friendly team.