• Receive food donations from members of the public and thank them
• Ensure that incoming stock is checked, weighed, and recorded
• Sort food by date and type, removing any items that are damaged or out-of-
• Ensure that food is checked weekly and rotated as required
• Notify the Chair or other member of the steering committee when food stock is low so that appeals
can be made for these items
• Keep store area clean and tidy at all times
• Prepare stock orders for the foodbank centre and/or emergency food boxes, as appropriate
• Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the Chair
Shetland Arts has a tradition of volunteering: many of our staff came to be working in the arts as volunteers in some way or another, and our board of trustees, which provides strategic overview and governance of the work we do, is made up of volunteers.
Along with being part of exciting cultural events across Shetland, our volunteers can use the experience to develop their professional and interpersonal skills while meeting lots of new people. If you're aged between 16-25 you can also log your volunteering hours as part of the Saltire Award scheme.
We're really excited to be offering three new volunteering roles across our organisation to enhance and support the delivery of our creative output across Shetland.
An Arts Liaison Volunteer provides the first point of contact for visiting artists to Shetland, greeting them at transport terminals and transporting them to their destination and helping out when required backstage. Access to a vehicle and a valid UK driver's licence is necessary for this role.
A Befriender volunteer carries out visits to and keeps in touch with members of the RAF family on behalf of the Association. Befriender volunteers exist to provide companionship and to deliver outcome focussed support to a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider family. The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, or helping them with their shopping.
Befriender volunteers are required to:
• Regularly meet with a beneficiary, either in their home or at a mutually agreed location
• Listen to, and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raised self-esteem
• Work within the remit of the Befriending Plan and promote activities to meet the identified outcomes.
• Research into local community groups and activities to find relevant interests for the beneficiary.
• Identify ways to connect with other beneficiaries to promote friendship groups.
• Identify any additional areas of support and make referrals to the Area Welfare Officer (AWO) if required.
• Keep a note of visits undertaken, with recommendations and actions. Provide this information and regular updates to the AWO.
Befriender volunteers need to be:
• Caring and empathetic, with the ability to build a rapport with others and put them at ease, through a friendly and sensitive approach
• Good listeners and communicators
• Reliable and dependable
• Flexible in terms of who you will support and occasionally with the time you will visit them
• Able to put people who may be anxious or worried, at their ease
• Aware of some local social groups the beneficiary could get involved in or be able to research this for them
In addition, Befriender volunteers will need to be aged at least 18 or over and have:
• Access to a car and be prepared to use it for RAF Association volunteer work
• Some roles in particular areas may not require this, depending on where beneficiaries are based geographically, in relation to the volunteer, or if public transport is available or the volunteer has another means of transport.
• The insurance company you are with will need to be alerted to the fact your car is being used for volunteer (business) use.
Lightburn Elderly Association Project - R:evolve Recycle
R:evolve clothing shops are not just your average charity shop; they are unique second-hand boutiques with a West End feel without the West End price tag.
R:evolve are funded by the Climate Challenge Fund to encourage people to think differently about the impact fashion has on the environment and asks their customers to use R:evolve to swap their clothes instead of buying something new. They are looking for volunteers to join their organisation as Swap Shop Assistants - helping their customers swap their unwanted clothes for some pre-loved items that they would like instead. Tasks include: welcoming customers, recording incoming/outgoing items, sorting/steaming clothes, displaying stock and promoting the services locally. If you are looking to give something to your community, gain work experience, meet new people, or are interested in fashion or the environment, then why not get in touch?
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY LISTENER?
Community Listener – “Helping people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of illness, change, loss and distress”
Are you a good listener? Could you help someone explore what they are going through?
Listening to people’s concerns can help them feel less isolated and anxious while helping them feel more hopeful and valued. Volunteers can play a vital role supporting the work of the Department of Spiritual Care in their work often being the initial point of contact. NHS Tayside's Department of Spiritual Care are expanding this very popular Listening service throughout Angus GP practices and community settings.
Mearns Kirk Helping Hands aims to offer an excellent volunteering experience to anyone who is willing to offer their time, skills and commitment to helping us run our activities. We are currently looking for friendly, caring drivers to help people get to and from our activities.
Mearns Kirk Helping Hands runs several different activities each week, allowing those who may otherwise be at home alone the opportunity to socialise and have fun with others. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to use their own car or drive our minibus to help people to access these activities. There is no minimum time commitment, though our activities currently take place during the day on weekdays.
A full training package is provided, and you will be sent a full role profile when you enquire about the opportunity.
To help deliver our current waste projects, Zero Waste Leith and Waste Free Edinburgh.
Typical activities we might ask our volunteers to carry out, usually alongside a member of staff, include: Hosting a stall / attending a community event; Delivering or supporting the delivery of a talk or workshop to a community group; Interviewing people about waste and recycling habits on their doorstep or in public places; Office administration tasks; Developing resources, monitoring and recording the number of bins presented on recycling days.
A volunteer adviser provides information and advice to members of the public in person or by telephone.
This role includes acting on behalf of clients, interpreting information to allow clients to make informed decisions, talking to other organisations and being part of busy team.
Citizens Advice Bureau has a computerised information system and case recording system. Angus CAB (SCIO) has offices in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar. We provide an extensive training programme with opportunities to specialise after completion of training and ongoing support. If you have good communication skills, empathic and are able to use a computer please contact us on 01241 870661 ext 221 for more information.
Looking for a new challenge or work experience? Exciting opportunities are available, be part of the success of the only SWPL 1 team in the North of Scotland.
SFA/SWF have requested each club to appoint a Covid-19 Officer, who will be responsible for oversight of the Covid-19 risk assessments, ensuring the necessary level of risk mitigation are in place and the minimum guidance achieved within local constraints. Would suit medical professional or student looking for experience.
If you would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you. Note your interest now, email@example.com.
Are you a Cricket fan? Want to get involved through volunteering.
Like all sports, cricket needs people who take on organisational and officiating roles to make it possible for others to play. Every match played requires a host of volunteer input to make them run smoothly so whether you want to get involved as a Scorer, Umpire, Match Secretary, Coaches and assistants, Captains, Parental Liaison, Schools, Volunteer driver there will always be an opportunity for you?
We currently have opportunities for people to become involved in:
· Scoring – keeping match scores, maintaining statistics etc.
· Umpiring- the cricket equivalent of refereeing
We run two adult teams which play on Saturdays, Sundays and on some mid-week evenings and are looking to recruit scorers and umpires for both teams.
These opportunities would be suitable for people who have an interest in sport, but do not wish to participate as players. They provide an opportunity to be part of the team, without taking part in the more physical elements of the game. There are established pathways in these disciplines that allow people to progress from officiating at local clubs through to international sport. Get in touch to start your volunteering journey at Strathmore Cricket Club.