Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease.
Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this.
We will provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible.
The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges featuring the words Love, Care, Brave and Life. We can send you a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can then send out to them).
Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
>What is this role?
This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as proving ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.
>Where is it based?
The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
>How much time will I need to commit?
Each visit will take around 2 hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be around 1-2 visits per month.
>What does the role involve?
• Contact recipients by phone to agree appointment time
• Visit people in their homes and install our audio equipment
• Give instruction and demonstration of the equipment
• Complete paperwork for each visit
• Make follow up telephone call, and if required arrange further visit and training
• Collect broken sets and arrange repairs
• Deliver replacement sets to existing clients
>What kind of person are you looking for?
• Someone patient
• IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
• Full, clean driving licence
• Good communicator
>What’s in it for me?
• Full training
• Full expenses
• The chance to gain valuable experience within a national charity
• Provide support to blind and partially sighted people within your community
**Please note that a full CRB check (provided by us) is required for this position**
**This role requires a full, clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle**
For more information please contact email@example.com
Find out about us, our products and services and much more at www.blind.org.uk
We are looking for a volunteer to provide befriending to a tenant. Ideally someone who is interested in providing companionship, a good listing ear and who can also take the tenant out and about locally. Volunteer ideally could give 2 hours of their time every week - that time can be flexible to suit them.
Peep is looking for caring and enthusiastic volunteers who would like to help at our baby and toddler groups throughout the city. We offer free groups that promote attachment based activities (i.e. singing, book sharing, different types of play) to parents and carers in Aberdeen. Our groups are very popular with most having a waitlist, but as a small team we can only offer so many sessions. We’re initially looking for volunteers to help us at the groups but there is a potential for volunteers to receive training to eventually deliver their own Peep groups.
If singing and playing with small children isn’t for you, we’re also looking for volunteers to help us with our resource library. Our library has approximately 5000 items and it is a job in itself to keep it up to date. Our library needs someone who can help us clean, sort, repair, and develop new resources that can be used at groups. Although not essential, we appreciate volunteers who can and are willing to sew and be crafty!
For further details please contact Natasha Martens, Peep Coordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 248389.
We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers. The time, support and the work they do is vital to us and the people we help. By helping out in one of our stores, you can make a difference to people and their families in Scotland who are isolated, scared or anxious about their condition.
Become a conservation volunteer and help remove Invasive Non-Native Species from our waterways.
Excellent experience and training opportunities.
The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, is working on a 4-year project to remove Invasive Non-Native Species from our waterways.
By volunteering you could help us remove plants like Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed from our waterways or perhaps you could monitor a mink raft in order to help with the management of this marauding mammal. If you have other skills that could help then we want to hear from you too!
Volunteers can expect to work alongside project staff and other likeminded people and motivated volunteers may receive training in First Aid, Pesticide Application and Brush cutter use.
CLAN charity shop Lerwick require volunteers who will help in their busy shop.
Morning volunteers duties include: attending a handover meeting, general duties - switch on shop and cabinet lights and the till. Dusting cabinet, computer and jewellery section. Serve customers. Sort till float and work will till and credit card machine while serving customers. Keep the shop floor tidy (pick up and rehang clothes). Put out priced clothes and other items.
Afternoon volunteers duties include: Attending handover meetings. Serve customers, working with cash and credit card machine. Keep the shop floor tidy (pick up and rehang clothes). Put out priced items. At the end of the day - count out float, cash up and switch off till. Switch of lights, empty the bin and tidy up work area, wash up mugs.
AbilityNet is a UK wide registered charity that helps disabled and older people to use computers and the internet at home, at work and in education. We provide a number of free IT services for disabled and older people at home to help them get the most from their computers, laptops, tablets, ipads and smart phones. One such service is our ITCanHelp service. ITCanHelp is a network of volunteers with IT knowledge and experience who are able to visit people in their own homes to help with their computer needs. Volunteers may be asked to help set up a new computer system for someone, install software or hardware, troubleshoot problems or even help to change to a printer cartridge or give some basic training on how to use systems.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
Expeerience Counts, Motherwell
VETERAN VOLUNTEERS,(Ref: VN63),
Veterans First Point (V1P) Lanarkshire in conjunction with our partner organisation, SAMH, is looking to recruit up to two Veteran Volunteers to work alongside our Veteran Peer Support Workers. The role of the Veteran Volunteer has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of life in the military (army, navy, marines, or air force) and have an interest in volunteering with Veterans First Point (V1P) Lanarkshire. Through sharing knowledge from their own experience, Veteran Volunteers will provide a credible link between the military and civilian life and inspire hope for successful transition and recovery of service-users. As a valued member of the team the Veteran Volunteer will provide support to our Veteran Peer Support Workers (PSW) at Access Point and in the community. They will also support the wider V1P team with promotion of the service and representation at community events. The Veteran Volunteer will work closely with the Veteran PSWs and endeavour to embody the V1P ethos of credible, coordinated, and accessible support for Veterans and their family members in Lanarkshire and in Scotland.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of a half a day every fortnight. Please refer to the job specification for a detailed description of the role. You can also contact our service on 0300 303 3051 for more information or look up our website http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/drop-center/lanarkshire.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 28th August 2020. Applications will be dealt with as and when received.
Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to email@example.com, no other form of application will be accepted.
Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat. By turning an everyday activity into a volunteering opportunity, Meal Makers strengthens connections within communities and provides a flexible way for people to volunteer their time and skills locally in a way which suits them.