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Exciting opportunity to join new Social Enterprise Company MorphFit Gentle Movement Project Ltd who provide help to the elderly and all populations with acknowledged health issues stay active, motivated and connected on a digital platform whilst shielding from COVID. The programme is designed to deliver a series of gentle chair based and when appropriate, standing exercises that will help stimulate those participating through mental, physical and social participation. The service is delivered on our digital platform allowing all clients and patients to participate from the comfort of their own home. Patients are referred from either their local GP Surgeries or via a Charity-Based organisation. This allows both GP’s and Practice Nurses the opportunity to screen the patient prior to referral and ensure they are able to undertake light exercise. The Role: Now that we have a established client base within the local community we need additional help checking for funding opportunities and channels that may exist via organisational data bases such as VASLAN, Social Enterprise Scotland, Business Gateway, South Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish government websites. Days and hours are flexible and the position is perfect for working from home. Help and guidance will be available at all times. Necessary skills include computer literacy and the ability to navigate websites to identify potential opportunities.
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We're looking for an adult volunteer who will provide a supportive friendship for a socially isolated young person aged between 8 and 18 who lives in South Ayrshire. Ideally this will involve meeting with their young person every couple of weeks for a few hours, spending time together accessing local activities. This includes: • Be matched on a 1:1 basis with a young person. • Go on regular outings and activities with the young person. • Have the opportunity to participate in group outings/activities and also volunteer support sessions. • Keeping in touch with the Project about the young person’s achievements / growth and activities, and to receive ongoing support from the Project. • Open minded as the Project works with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds. • Following training, to be able to have empathy and understanding of some of the issues encountered by young people referred to the Project. • Continuous focus on the needs of the young person who you are matched with. • Willing to participate in a broad range of activities mutually agreed with the young person. • To be a positive adult role model for the young person and, very importantly, to have FUN! • Have an awareness of and be able to adhere to the Project’s policies and procedures.
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At MCR Pathways, we know that all young people are talented. However, our country’s care-experienced and disadvantaged young people face challenges beyond their control that make it more difficult for them to succeed. These young people are in our communities but we don’t always see their struggles. As a community, we can change this. We recruit and train volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person based on personality and career aspirations. Mentors meet with their young person at their school for just one hour a week and provide a compassionate, listening ear. MCR Mentors: • Build a relationship, improving the self-esteem of their young person • Help their young people discover their own passion for learning & achieving • Empower their young people to overcome the challenges thrown at them Mentor a disadvantaged young person in numerous local authorities around the country. Volunteer just one hour a week you will help them realise their potential and grow your own skill set! Education is the key to unlocking our young people’s potential. Our volunteer Mentors are supported every step of the way as they guide their young person onto a positive pathway. Organisation aims and objectives MCR Pathways is a Scottish, school based mentoring programme supporting those in or on the edges of the care-system to realise their full potential through education. MCR Pathways works in all Glasgow's secondary schools and in schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, Shetland, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The programme supports almost 2,000 young people each week. Our vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person. MCR is growing nationally with support and commitment from both Local and National Government.
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we are looking for drivers to take patients to and from appointments as well as pick up samples from care homes/community hospitals and take them to 3 acute sites. We have vehicles which can be used for patients transport – they are setup with COVID measures and the volunteers are not expected to help the patient in or out of the vehicle.
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Garden volunteer at Larkhall Community Garden is an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of a friendly horticulture team. The volunteer will help us maintain our Community Garden in Hareleeshill Larkhall which was previously derelict land. Volunteer will gain experience in working on raised beds, sensory garden wildlife garden and within our polytunnels. To assist in seasonal gardening tasks throughout the year that will develop as the gardens develop. Volunteers will work in supervised groups led by a line manager. Some tasks are physically demanding and require a level of manual dexterity. Volunteers will work to the Larkhall Community Growers health and safety policies and procedures. • Garden maintenance – including weeding, mulching, edging, raking, digging over, staking and tying in, pruning, dead heading, bed preparation, tidying and path maintenance. • Seasonal propagation and growing on – including seed sowing, cuttings, potting up. • Composting – turning and processing, spreading and digging in. • Bed renovation and grounds development - reinstating and installing beds, ground preparation, planting, bulb planting. • Clearing overgrown areas – keeping on top of any invasive species. • While support and training will be provided, from time to time volunteers may work independently or without one to one supervision We will provide volunteers with an induction, including health and safety procedures. Specific horticultural skills will be developed whilst on the job. This opportunity provides strong links to improved mental health; creating a positive routine, enjoying outdoor space, the opportunity to socialise, become more hands on with natures calender and see and feel the benefits of your hard work bare fruit.
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Larkhall and District Volunteer Group (LDVG) are looking for volunteer drivers who can help support clients to and from their non-emergency appointments. Volunteers would drive their own car to the patient's home and support to their appointment before assisting them in returning home again. Passengers may be frail, elderly, children or other vulnerable people. Volunteers will need to have a clean, current driving licence and access to their own vehicle. We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.
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Lunch Club Assistants help to serve a hot two course lunch (this comes from the local schools) or on alternate weeks a sandwich lunch (made by the volunteers), followed by an activity, quiz, bingo, dominoes or whatever the group prefer. Volunteers take payment for refreshments, make tea and coffee, clear tables and work with other volunteers to maintain a clean working environment. Support sessions are in place for volunteers and we ask that volunteers commit a few hours on a regular basis.
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Drivers are asked to transport members of the community who are unable to travel by public transport, or need to be at destinations not covered by public transport. The driver will drive the group’s wheelchair accessible minibus and work with an appointed escort. Passengers may be frail, elderly, children or other vulnerable people. We also transport for care homes, school activities and for other members of the public that are included in LDVG work. Volunteers need to be between 25-70 years old with a clean, current driving licence. We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.
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Why we want you We are committed to supporting carers across Lanarkshire & volunteers are key partners in the success of our organisation and support all aspects of our work. Your contribution is key to supporting our services & the donation of your time, skills and experience is of invaluable benefit to us and the carers we support. What we would require from you We are seeking volunteers that could support us on a home basis role (Equipment Supplied) Wi-Fi essential for connection. Minimum commitment 4 hours per week. The skills you need • Ability to work as part of a team • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks • Good administrative & IT skills • Strong verbal & written communication skills • Able to handle sensitive & confidential information • Willingness to learn What you will be doing • Calling carers • Electronically documenting conversation • Refer any concerns to Volunteer Development Worker What's in it for you • Full training and support • Regular support & supervision • The opportunity to build & develop skills • Valuable work experience to add onto your cv • Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses • Make a real difference to the lives of carers Information on this opportunity can also be found at https://lanarkshirecarerscentre.org.uk/volunteer
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The skills you need  Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks  Good administrative & IT skills  Strong verbal & written communication skills  Knowledge of handling sensitive & confidential information  Willingness to learn and be part of a team  Responsible and conscientious nature What you will be doing  General office duties  Updating records held on the computer  Confirming appointments and bookings by telephone and email  Supporting in the planning, organisation and management of training, groups and events What's in it for you  Full training and support  Regular support & supervision  The opportunity to build & develop skills  Valuable work experience to add onto your cv  Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses  Make a real difference to the lives of carers
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