Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) saves and improves lives across Scotland, delivering expert paramedic care at the scene of time-critical emergencies.
Our fundraising volunteers play a vital role in raising awareness and funds for SCAA across Scotland. Can Collectors raise tens of thousands in change each year. Can Collectors volunteer in their chosen area placing new and collecting full cans. It is a very flexible role to suit you with little time required.
Speak with local shops and businesses about the life-saving work SCAA provides and placing a new can if they are happy.
Keep SCAA updated on locations of cans.
Monitor your area of cans if they need collected. Some are busier than others.
Uplift full cans and providing clean, empty cans.
Count and bank locally (some banks have change counters, but not all).
Contact the office with details of the funds, they will send a thank you and update you on how much was raised.
They are recruiting a team of Charity Ambassadors to help develop engagement across each Region, to maximise opportunities to raise funds and increase support from the Community. You will be actively involved with The Charity on the ground and play a key role working alongside the Regional Community Fundraisers:
-Identifying various opportunities in your local area to raise awareness of The Charity & their wide range of Fundraising Campaigns. This could be anything from contacting your local supermarkets Community Champion and organising an information stand and bucket collection or supporting a Supporter Group meet up in your area.
-Representing The Charity in your area, by undertaking presentations and cheque collections at schools, local companies and community groups
-Helping to recruit new fundraisers and supporting those who are already signed up for a campaign, in your area. For example, attending a local Twilight Walk or promoting The Big Bake to local companies.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. 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. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we will provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.
Join our amazing team of Community Support Volunteers, who support people with one or more of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or group setting in person, virtually or via telephone.
To support the staff by providing hospitality and company for people attending wellbeing cafe.
Serve light refreshments to visitors throughout the day.
Spend time with visitors and take part in activities.
Respect patient confidentiality.
Comply with NHS Tayside Volunteer Policy.
Attend induction and training sessions as required.
To wear staff id badge at all times
Reporting to Voluntary Services Manager/Well-being café coordinator
Socially isolated patients in the community referred by the Community Mental Health Team or District Nursing Service or in hospital referred by the Senior Charge Nurse in the ward prior to discharge.
To support an allocated patient through engagement in a range of activities as part of an individual therapeutic plan as directed by the referring clinician.
To encourage the client to re-engage in activities as able e.g. walking to local shop, preparing meals and shopping.
The volunteer will accompany and encourage the patient to carry out a planned programme of rehabilitation to enable them to live in the community as independently as possible.
Any other duties the Senior Charge Nurse has risk assessed and deemed suitable.
All of the above tasks may include group work or individual one to one sessions to be held in lounge areas, bedded bay areas or in patient side rooms as directed by the nurse in charge.
Note: Volunteers will not be involved in any personal care roles.
Participate in ensuring safety at all times.
Completion of identified training necessary for the position.
To attend when available drop in education, awareness and further training sessions.
Good communication and listening skills.
To maintain confidentiality at all times.
To wear Id Badge at all times whilst volunteering.
To promote independence where safe to do so.
To feedback to the professional team or VSM any observations concerns about the resident noted during time of visit.
Be reliable, enthusiastic, conscientious and friendly.
Trustworthy, honest, aware of own limitations.
To become familiar with NHS Tayside Volunteering Policy.
To liaise with nursing staff and medical staff as required.
Any other requirements:
Direct any concerns in the first instance to the nurse in charge.
As a volunteer you may become close to patients and we ask that you maintain a professional manner as well as treating all patients’ information as confidential.
If for any reason you cannot attend to carry out tasks it is the duty of the volunteer to contact place of working.
It is essential that volunteer details are up to date at all times it is the volunteer duty to inform the Voluntary Services Manager/Coordinator
To provide a friendly face and practical help for all presenting patients with hearing aid queries.
To replace the tubing and/or batteries of ‘mould type’ NHS Hearing aids on request if possible.
To provide contact details of where further help or information can be obtained.
To make appointments at Kings Cross Audiology Dept for patients whose hearing aid problems cannot be resolved by the procedures the volunteer has been trained to undertake.
To complete details of service provided and of those requesting support for audiology audit.
To complete the training and refresher training sessions for Hearing Aid Support Volunteers led by the Audiology Dept.
To be aware of how to access other relevant local services.
Voluntary Services Manager/coordinator and Audiologist
To wear ID badge whilst on duty
To respect patient confidentiality
To adhere to Infection Control Guidance when working with Hearing Aids and after completion of interventions.
To carry out only the procedures you have been trained to perform as demonstrated by Audiology and practiced.
To obtain an audiology appointment for the patient whose hearing aid support needs are more complex than the hearing aid support volunteer.
To complete audit documentation and return monthly.
To order further supplies of batteries and tubing as required.
How can you help?
We are recruiting a team of Charity Ambassadors to help develop engagement across each Region, to maximise opportunities to raise funds and increase support from the Community. You will be actively involved with The Charity on the ground and play a key role working alongside the Regional Community Fundraisers, as and when required:
Identifying various opportunities in your local area to raise awareness of The Charity & our wide range of Fundraising Campaigns. This could anything from contacting your local supermarket’s ‘Community Champion’ and organising an information stand and bucket collection or supporting a Supporter Group meet up in your area.
Representing The Charity in your area, by undertaking presentations & cheque collections at schools, local companies & community groups
Helping us to recruit new fundraisers and supporting those who are already signed up for a campaign, in your area. For example, attending a local Twilight Walk or promoting The Big Bake to local companies.
What impact will you have?
By amplifying The Charity's voice in your local area, you'll help increase the impact of fundraising campaigns & help grow funds and support us in accelerating a cure for everyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.
We’re looking for people who are:
Passionate about the Charity and our vision
Flexible and willing to get involved as and when opportunities arise
Confident and comfortable in undertaking presentations to a wide range of audiences
Skilled at spotting new opportunities to raise awareness and funds
Friendly, approachable and able to communicate at all levels
A team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative
Do you have an interest in pastoral care, some free time and a lovely, gentle dog? Then volunteering for Pet and Companion (PEACE for short) could be for you and your furry friend!
PEACE is a charity providing Canine Therapy along with Pastoral Care for people in need of support and companionship, particularly: the elderly; patients receiving end of life care; students during stressful periods; and vulnerable women.
Pastoral Carers and their therapy dogs (PEACE Teams) visit people in need of support and companionship in various locations, including: Care Homes; University and College campuses; and community hubs. Ideally, PEACE Teams will volunteer for a couple of hours a week/fortnight in order to build relationships with the people they visit.
The PEACE dog helps to provide a relaxing environment (the basis of canine therapy), while the Pastoral Carer offers both a listening ear and a means of support, happy to talk through any concerns or fears a person may have (pastoral care).
The role of a PEACE Pastoral Carer is similar to that of a befriender. All Pastoral Carers are therefore Christians, and are comfortable praying and/or discussing their faith with the people they visit, if requested.
All PEACE Pastoral Carers receive training in Mental Health First Aid, attentive listening and dementia awareness. Volunteers will also become members of the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) scheme.
For information about volunteering or any other enquiries about PEACE, please contact Georgie Treharne-Hulks, Volunteer Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org Further information is also available at www.petandcompanion.com
We are looking for people who are local to South West Edinburgh to join our board of trustees.
Board Trustees have enabled Space to become the charity it is today. Space now delivers 17 projects, with 60+ staff and over 250 volunteers. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees.
Trustees help decide what services we deliver in The Broomhouse Hub. The board of trustees plays an integral part in developing the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring its good governance, and overseeing the delivery of the organisation’s defined aims, values, mission, and objectives.
Trustees fall into two categories:
Local – people living within the South West Edinburgh locality, or within 3 miles of EH11 3RH.
Business – people who have joined the board to offer specific skills and experience.
Circle of Comfort is a Fife-based charity that provides complementary therapies to people diagnosed with Cancer. This is provided in their own home/ in hospital, free of charge. The charity also has agreements with Cornhill Macmillan Centre at Perth and Parkinson’s UK, Fife Branch, to provide their service.
Circle of Comfort’s board meets on a three-monthly basis. They need a Treasurer to join the team of trustees – you should have a qualification in accountancy.
The Treasurer will -
Liaise with Chairperson and Executive Committee to ensure the financial viability of the organisation (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc.).
Undertake bookkeeping duties and ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up to date.
Arrange payments to employee(s), (currently one part-time person) creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate authorisations on payments.
Make Gift Aid claims to HMRC.
Attend the organisation's Executive Meetings (quarterly) and the Annual General Meeting and report on the financial position (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc.).
Prepare annual accounts for submission to OSCR and liaise with an independent examiner.