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This role consists of spending quality time with an older person in your local area, chatting over a cuppa or going for a walk. You can also come along as an escort on one of our monthly trips. Over the last two years many of us know how it feels to be isolated and this is a chance to support older people to get back out and about and meet new friends. If you like chatting, meeting people and getting out and about this could be the role for you. Our volunteer befrienders take part in home visits, trips, outings and clubs. Time commitment will vary in this role depending on the befriending activity and full training is provided.
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The volunteer will deal with the people we support, members of the public and staff in a professional and friendly manner. The range of tasks will include: general typing of reports/letters/statistical information; updating databases, data input, record management, filing, scheduling meetings, receiving and responding to email messages, recording messages for clinicians and general office/reception duties as required. You should have good keyboard skills and have the ability to organise and prioritise workload. The volunteer will help with all the administrative work and will get support from the staff team also so they can learn and develop, and find out more about Real Life Options as a health and social care charity.
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Volunteers be part of Real Life Volunteer Service providing services that help vulnerable people within the community and supports the work of local Real Life Options teams. Our values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility & Excellence underpin our approach and all our services recognise people for their individuality and are afforded the same dignity, respect, status and rights as other citizens. Volunteer tasks are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge, this could include: • Chatting to and befriending people we support • Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well • Everyday practical household tasks • Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives • Assist with shopping • Support with correspondence • Provide transport • Support with social outings • Assisting with pet care • Assist with food preparation • Prescription collections • Support with Gardening and some physical tasks. • Get involved with Social Events and being vital in improving the social lives of the people we support
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This role will require the volunteer to be enthusiastic about gardening and working with residents and staff in a creative and friendly manner. We would like to create a space for residents to enjoy and grow their own vegetables but also look at expanding the garden in more creative ways. Do you think you can help and give something back to the local community? What will I be doing? To help plant and maintain the gardens, main tasks include: • Planting, Pruning, Sowing Seeds, Weeding • Edging Borders, Digging, Ground Clearance, Grass Cutting What training will I receive? • ‘On the job’ training. • Optional training courses. How will I benefit from the role? The Volunteer Gardener role offers: • Opportunities to learn new gardening skills and gain more gardening experience. • Creating a haven for residents that have learning disabilities. • Opportunities to make new friends. • Satisfaction of helping to maintain the gardens. • Assisting staff and becoming part of a friendly care team that help vulnerable people. What skills, experience or abilities do I need? • Previous gardening experience or gardening knowledge. • Enthusiasm to work in the gardens and work with people who have learning disabilities. • Moderate level of fitness. All volunteers will have their expenses reimbursed and will receive a warm welcome to our Services.
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Merchandise Coordinator

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What does the role involve? • Letting the group know about new stock items • Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the branch and getting things ready to sell at events • Receive, check and price goods • With your Treasurer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book • Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes. • Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate • In January carry out a complete stock take
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How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well? To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you! If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch. What does the role involve? Assisting your local fundraising group in organising, promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. It costs £58,000 to support one single guide dog throughout it's life, so without our amazing Fundraisers raising money for us, we wouldn't be able to provide our life changing services! Main responsibilities: * Organise and facilitate fundraising events such as street collections, stalls at local fairs, tea parties, garden sales, sponsored events and anything else you can think of! * Attend group meetings * Take collection boxes to local businesses * Keeping track of what we sell on our stalls at events (including the cuddly toys!) * Count donations Please contact VolunteerScotNI@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.
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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia voluntary organisation. We work to improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia. We offer support and activities to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We are looking for 2 individuals to interact with group, delivering tea, coffee, biscuits and enthusiasm for the music group which will run at same time.
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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia voluntary organisation. We work to improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia. We offer support and activities to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We are looking for a volunteer with an interest in gardening. This group will run from now until September, so various dates to be covered on a seasonal outdoor group.
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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia voluntary organisation. We work to improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia. We offer support and activities to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We are looking for 2 individuals with good mobility and interaction skills to help support group of people with dementia and carers. The walk is informal, friendly and chatty, a lovely way to support people living with dementia and their carers. The walks consists of a gently paced walk along the esplanade in Troon on a weekly based and another monthly walk in Ayr. An important feature of the walk is for the attendees to enjoy the therapeutic benefit of outdoor activity, weather dependent of course! Saying that the wind and rain hasn’t prevented the walk going ahead so far.
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How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well? To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you! If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch. Key Responsibilities: We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include: • Co-delivering sighted guide training to volunteers; either in-person or virtually. • Organising different aspects of the training including booking venues or setting up Zoom links. • Ensuring all training resources are well maintained, accessible and available. • Demonstrating our behaviours to volunteers and within external venues.
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