Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice are looking for volunteers to join their team and to get involved within their charity shops throughout various locations in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
As a volunteer you will enjoy working within a professional team providing a high quality retail service, assisting in the day to day running of the shop and meeting agreed performance targets to maximise sales and profitability. You can be talking to customers and helping them with their shopping experience, serving customers and help create eye-catching and stylish window displays. It is important that volunteers understand the importance of raising funds through the shop and are able to promote and raise the profile of the Hospice throughout the local community.
The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Invergordon is looking for a volunteer to lead the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Operations Manager.
Established in 1974, the Invergordon Lifeboat Station operates a Shannon class all-weather lifeboat. There has been a lifeboat station in the Moray Firth area since 1878.
The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team. All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and youth education presenters.
The impact you will make
This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service.
What you will be doing
Authorise launch of the lifeboats
Provide leadership of the operations team
Ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service
What you need for this role
Local maritime knowledge
IT literate (desirable)
Knowledge of the RNLI (desirable)
What’s in it for you
Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
Gain the satisfaction of giving back
Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on email@example.com.
Moray Duo is a local group for supporting the health and wellbeing of disabled people in Moray. The group would like to welcome a few new volunteers to help take minutes at meetings and to help organise information and data on their computer.
Working within the new office in Market Street, Stranraer volunteers will be involved in the following activities: • Directing visitors to local businesses, attractions and local amenities including public toilets, cash machines, parks, museums etc. • Giving directions to visitors to other local towns or to areas out with the region eg Glasgow, Edinburgh. • Provide visitors with information regarding local public transport. • Answering questions from visitors about the village/town. • Assisting customers on the shop floor. • Helping with the cash desk
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (Dumfries)
Being an adviser is a very varied role. As an adviser your main responsibilities will be: • Interview clients at drop-in sessions and appointments in the bureau and occasionally by phone and outreach sessions; • Listening to clients and letting them explain the problem. Helping the client to clarify the issues by exploring the problem through active questioning; • Provide information to clients from the Citizens Advice Bureau electronic information system, reference books and other sources; • Explain the choices and consequences the client faces to enable clients to make informed choices; • Give practical support to clients by writing letters, completing forms, doing basic benefit calculations, making telephone calls and speaking or writing to other agencies on their behalf; • Refer / signpost clients to other agencies for specialist/additional support; • Keep accurate case records of meetings with clients on official computer databases; • Identify common issues that affect many clients to prevent future problems; • Maintaining basic office administration, e.g. filing case notes, amending information, telephone calls and any other appropriate tasks as required; • Committing to a minimum of two volunteer sessions per week is required, either 9am – 1pm or 1pm - 5pm. and for Dumfries, on a rota, cover one evening sessions which can occur every 6-8 weeks; • Attend volunteer/staff meetings as arranged. Volunteer Administrator: Administrators ensure that bureau systems run smoothly. Good support is essential for the running of any organisation, and a Citizens Advice Bureau is no different. Being part of our admin team is a rewarding and varied role. As an administrator your main responsibilities and tasks will include: • Reception duties – greeting clients and arranging appointments; • Receiving and sending faxes, mail, email and telephone calls; • Filing and photocopying; • Using word processing packages, spreadsheets, and databases; • Developing and maintaining administrative systems; • Stock control of leaflets, materials, ordering forms and updating information; • Keeping reception area of information up to date and replenished; • Helping to arrange events; • Taking notes and minutes at meetings;
We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can regularly give us four hours of their time per fortnight.
We are currently open 2 days a week from 11am to 3pm and are hoping to increase our opening hours in the near future.
Duties of the role include:
• Welcoming visitors and answering questions
• Selling museum publications
• Recording visitor information
• Receiving items donated by members of the public
We are looking for people who have:
· An interest in Dalkeith’s history
· Good people skills
· Good listening skills
Experience of using Word and Excel would be a bonus You can check out our website for more information about the museum at www.dalkeithmuseum.co.uk. A volunteer application form can be downloaded and printed from the site for completion. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Could you lead the local SSAFA services in your area?
You don’t need a military background for this role, but you should be empathic to the needs of the armed forces community, have some experience of managing people and possess good I.T. skills. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Leading and coordinating a team of volunteers the Branch Chair oversees all aspects of the branch. Ultimately accountable to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, through the National Chairman your role is to ensure that the branch is running in line with SSAFA’s Royal Charter Rules, Regulations and policies.
We are seeking the support of a volunteer(s) to provide cover for our reception desk on a Saturday morning. This is a great opportunity to support our service and the clients who use it. We would ask you are computer literate and confident on the phone. The main tasks we would ask you to undertake are:
• being responsible for ensuring the rooms are ready for sessions to take place;
• handle queries by email and phone;
• contact clients on the waiting list.
There may be opportunities for other support activities, eg supporting event planning and newsletter preparation. If you are not able to commit to every Saturday, we can discuss how we can help you achieve your volunteering aims.
Excellent support and relevant guidance/training is provided to all volunteers. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in this role, please contact Nichola Duncan, Office Manager at email: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 633131.