Our uniformed welcome volunteers are on duty to welcome passengers and crew from arriving cruise ships. The passengers often need orientation, transport information, advice on currency and places to visit. Occasionally we go on board ship to provide information to passengers before they disembark. We provide this service at Leith, Newhaven, and South Queensferry (as well as Rosyth).
We are looking for people to assist with food delivery to vulnerable people in the Dumfries area. You will need use of a car. Food is prepared in our kitchen and drivers collect this around 9am Monday to Friday.
Dumfries Hens' Den is a place for women with additional support needs meet to have fun, socialise, learn new skills and get information. They meet once a week on Monday at St John's Church hall on Lover Walk, between 10.30 -12.30. This volunteering position is restricted to female applicants only, under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. The successful applicant will be required to join the PVG scheme. We will pay for that. Your role would be to support the facilitator and the women during the sessions. Activities could include preparing for arts and crafts, supporting the women to make drinks, bake and cook. We might go walking, or take the bus to different locations. There may be a time when you would work one to one with one if the women to fill in forms. You may be asked by the facilitator to arrange visits from external organisations like citizen's advice etc. You will be provided with all training and supported to explore any areas of personal development you think would be helpful to you.
The National Representative Body (NRB) 2023-2025 will comprise of Care Experienced members of Who Cares? Scotland and aims to support the representation of the broader membership for Care Experienced people. The National Representative Body will have been elected by our members to represent the wider Care Experienced community to ensure that the direction of the organisation and our wider work is member led
We are looking for volunteers who can provide a strong foundation to help strengthen the voice of the Care Experienced community, representing the views of Care Experienced people to inform and influence local and national change within care.
The National Representative Body will involve interacting with Care Experienced people, supporting activity to gather their views and working with Who Cares? Scotland staff and their National Representative colleagues to represent these views on a local and national scale.
Who Cares? Scotland is a people organisation. We invest in our people, our relationships and in a positive working culture. It’s important to us that our volunteer team is included, involved and motivated to change society.
What will I be doing?
• Embedding within regional teams, attending and facilitating at local groups and opportunities, gathering the views of members and reviewing what members have told us.
• Local representation of members to help inform and influence national practice.
• Co-designing and directing new projects and initiatives locally and nationally whilst representing the voice of members.
• Directly supporting the organisation’s influencing work through representing members and the organisation, contributing to the production of reports.
• Taking responsibility and ownership for feeding back to members on how they represented their views, the outcomes of this and the actions going forward.
• Shaping organisational priorities through engagement with advocacy and participation outcomes, how we gather the views of and report back to members.
• Developing our evidence-base and shaping our asks of decision makers with the ability to bring about positive change.
• Supporting Care Experienced young people’s sense of belonging and connection.
• Building member’s confidence and self-esteem.
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults. The role is all about promoting first aid awareness and helping to achieve our mission to create a nation of lifesavers.
We are looking for someone who will help us raise our social media profile. We also want to celebrate the great things that are happening in our projects and get more participants involved. You would also be expected to update the website as and when needed.
As a volunteer Lunch Club Helper, you will welcome the people that come along and encourage them to feel as comfortable as possible while chatting and playing games. The role will also involve helping our friendly team of volunteers set up our halls, serving lunch/meals and tidying up afterwards.
The role requires a PVG (Disclosure) check, which will be paid for by Age Concern.
Lunch clubs run from 10 am - 2.30 pm with some time for prep added on, therefore, if suitable, we are looking for volunteers to help out for 5½ hours.
In this role, you are making a difference in people's lives who may feel lonely or isolated; it's enjoyable and rewarding also. You will become part of a friendly team of volunteers who share the same passion for helping others.
The Tour Guide’s role is to deliver a memorable and enjoyable guided tour of the theatre, including backstage areas. The key duties are: • Lead visitors around all areas of the theatre through a 1-hour long guided tour • Follow the script, (there are currently 2 different scripts ; one focussing on Robert Burns and the early history of the theatre, and the second on JM Barrie and 20th century story of the theatre) • Respond to visitor questions and feedback in a friendly and efficient manner.
Our volunteer end of till shoppers would be involved with providing our vital shopping service here at Food Train- a charity organisation which supports and assists local older people. Our end of till shoppers would be required to shop and help out at the end of the till in Morrisons in Dumfries on a Thursday. Our volunteers would be involved with interpreting order forms and shopping lists, packing them into boxes for our customers and completing a delivery sheet for each van.
The At Home Service is one of our vital services that we offer at Food Train - a charity organisation which supports and assists local older people. The At Home Service aims to assist older people with different jobs around the home, from changing a light bulb or hoovering, to assembling small pieces of furniture or defrosting a freezer. An At Home Service Volunteer would be required to assist with these jobs around the home and complete the task to the best of their ability.