Are you a woman and interested in becoming a Befriender?
Would you like the opportunity to support someone experiencing mental health difficulties in a really beneficial way?
Befriending is a unique relationship. It gives the Befriender the opportunity to provide companionship, support, encouragement and a listening ear for someone who really needs it.
For the client, having a Befriender can be invaluable. It is designated time for them. A time to be heard. A time to think about their own needs. It also offers clients the opportunity to meet goals that they might not be able to achieve alone.
Activities will vary as they are tailor-made for each individual person (client) but may include
> Visiting clients at home on a prearranged day, time and duration.
> Providing companionship by listening, talking, reading or sharing activities.
> Offering support whilst respecting a person’s independence.
> Facilitating opportunities for engagement in social activities within the community.
We suggest meeting once a week for approximately 1 hour at a mutually agreed location.
You will be given supervision to support you in this role and relevant befriender training.
The team at HSTAR Scotland aim to give you ongoing support in this role through regular supervision and training.
If you are interested in applying, please follow the link bellow to submit our registration form.
Do you like walking and chatting to people? Would you like to support people living with Dementia on our bi-monthly health walks? You would be working alongside Alzheimer Scotland staff. The role of walk leader involves being a friendly, welcoming face and keeping people safe on a risk assessed route. Health walks are short (typically no more than 1 hour) and low level – we support people to get walking and connect with others.
We provide a half day training course and ongoing support as needed for the role. There are other opportunities for training in areas such as strength & balance, dementia friendly walk leading and first aid.
There are currently walks in Nairn and in Inverness seeking volunteer support.
Join us at Ibrox Stadium from 11:15am – 1:00pm on Saturday 10th December and help people across Scotland live life to the full!
Being a Collection Can Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support. As a Collection Can Volunteer, you will play a key role in helping to raise awareness and vital funds to ensure Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland continues to support people who are living with the effects of stroke, chest and heart conditions in Scotland.
The minimum age for this role is 16 years – for volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 a Young Person’s Consent Form will be required, and the Young Person’s Guidance followed.
You can help change someone’s life through volunteering. We are looking for volunteer buddies to be matched with potential volunteers who need some support to volunteer because of a disability, mental health issue or other barrier. Depending on the needs of the volunteer you will possibly accompany the volunteer to meet the organisation, volunteer alongside them and continue to support them through meetings, phone calls, texts, emails etc. Full training and support will be provided.
We are hoping to recruit individuals or groups with a passion for music who would be happy to play to audiences in a hospital environment. The Royal Edinburgh Hospital provides psychiatric care to many individuals facing a lengthy stay in hospital, with limited access to the arts. Volunteers will help promote happiness, relaxation, wellbeing and recovery through short musical performances, offering patients some welcome interest and the chance to engage. Occasional/ regular performers welcome.
The Edinburgh branch of the Samaritans is seeking two trustees to join its Board of Trustees. We seek one trustee with skills and experience in management of a charity shop. Another trustee is sought with skills and experience in HR and personnel management.
The new trustees will be part of the regular trustee meetings and also attend the Shop Management Committee meetings, making a valuable contribution to the charity and encouraging the dedicated group of volunteers.
Wellbeing Volunteers will support patients who have returned home from hospital by providing telephone wellbeing checks. Volunteers will ask questions regarding the patient’s wellbeing and individual needs which will provide short-term support until other referral pathways can be established. Wellbeing volunteers will also support patients to engage and connect with local third sector organisations.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Skilz Community Health & Wellbeing Project is a person-centred and community needs-led project in Arbroath. We offer free sport, physical activity and recreational activities which is open to the community. Sessions are inclusive to all; however, we work with partnership organizations to specifically support those experiencing poverty, mental health issues, social isolation and loneliness, poor confidence and self-esteem, those who are physically inactive and those who are managing long-term health conditions.
Our staff host groups across the week that are inclusive for ALL. Providing the opportunity for anyone to take part in the sessions that we offer. The staff oversee the running of the following groups and provide a welcoming experience for regular and new participants. The staff also work in partnership with other organisation around the local area to provide FREE groups for the local community. These include:
• Walking group,
• Crochet for beginners,
• Blether & Brew,
• Seated Exercise,
• Gentle exercise,
• Digital Skills,
• Social Drop In,
• Art group, Yoga,
• Leisure Photography,
• Table tennis
• Advanced Long Distance Walking Group.
What can you expect to be doing?
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Session Planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with all participants
• Completing risk assessments
• Travelling between multiple local venues
Were looking for someone with
• Experience in working with members of the public
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
• Effective group working skills
• Preferably has a driving license (not necessary)
We ask for a flexible commitment throughout the week. Most sessions last 1-2 hours. There is a group that runs everyday of the working week so hours can be flexible to suit.
Volunteering within our projects has a number of benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with different people over the age 16
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing communication and social skills
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
• Opportunity in working with vulnerable people
Please contact Lauren Simpson on 07535396523 for more information.
All Sue Ryder Shop Volunteers have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the day to day running of the store including but not limited to….
Sorting and pricing stock
General customer service
Ebay/ Social Media
Additionally, our Lead Volunteers receive an enhanced level of training enabling them to take on additional levels of responsibility. This training is both in the store with colleagues, and via eLearning. Lead Volunteers often have the opportunity to take on the responsibility of the day to day running of the shop in the absence of the management team.
Come and join our lovely shop team in Prestwick. Have fun, learn new skills and make new friends, while supporting your local community.
• Learn new skills
• Make new friends
• Regular social activities
• Coffee and cake
• Tea and biscuits
• Support a great charity
You can learn a variety of new skills, including:
• Sorting donations from our wonderful donors
• Filling the shop floor with treasures
• Providing great customer service on the till
• Making the windows look amazing
Days and hours to suit.
Apply online or pop along to the shop 35/37 Main Street, Prestwick.