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Independent Prison Monitor HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland Could you provide invaluable support by ensuring prisoners’ human rights are upheld and that life in prison contributes to their rehabilitation? You may be the person who can make a unique contribution to improving Scotland’s prisons by visiting prisons, listening to and supporting prisoners and positively impacting on their lives and your wider local community. We are looking for people with a range of different backgrounds and experiences and we are recruiting for all 15 prisons in Scotland. The role is flexible as visits are conducted at various times and can fit in with your personal circumstances. You do not need any special qualifications or experience because we will provide all necessary training and support. We are looking for volunteers who are able to evidence the following skills and qualities: • Commitment to diversity, equality and an understanding of human rights. • Integrity. • Good observational and listening skills. • Ability to exercise initiative. • Confidence in dealing with challenging situations. • Clear and confident communication skills, both verbal and written. • Competent IT skills. • Ability to exercise objective and sound judgement. • Good analytical skills and good interpretation skills. • Good interpersonal skills. • Ability to work as part of a team. • Ability to work independently if required. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • A willingness to learn and be open-minded. • Fair, respectful and non-judgemental. Above all, we are looking for highly reliable people with the time, energy and enthusiasm to make a difference and to help us to discharge our statutory responsibilities. We welcome applications from people over 18 and are particularly keen to hear from young people, those of working age and individuals from minority communities.
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Help support children and Young People with learning difficulties! At the Inclusive Homework Club, we help children and young people aged between 4.5 and 17 by matching them with a volunteer tutor. Since March 2019, Inclusive Homework Club has been making a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people. If you’re looking for teaching experience with children and Young people with additional support needs this is the place to be. You will gain confidence in teaching special education and it will allow you to learn different ways of teaching non-verbal children and how to engage them in their learning. You will learn to be patient and be able to adopt different teaching styles to meet the needs of a child and learn to use different devices, equipment’s and learning tools. You will also be a part of a friendly team who enjoy making a difference and sharing their experiences. Our training programme consists of shadowing current tutors and once in a while we offer best practice training. As a 1 to 1: Special Education Tutor, you will help children and young people with a variety of different homework tasks. For Primary, you will help the child with tasks such as literacy, numeracy and pronunciation. Whereas, for secondary you will help with tasks like learning simple words and different body parts. If you can spare at least 2 hours per week during term time you can help support a child to understand their subjects. This opportunity is available to young people and adults 16yrs+. The tutor can choose a time slot of either a Monday or a Wednesday 4.00- 6.00pm. LOCATION: Clyde Community Hall in the Southside Glasgow START DATE: 19TH February 2019 If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431.
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We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Adult Services Tuesday afternoon creative writing class where the emphasis is on encouraging participation and creativity with stories and language in a fun, supportive environment. This volunteering role will suit someone who is calm, friendly and helpful. It is also a good opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience of supporting adults with a range of learning disabilities, to get the most out of their time in a creative setting.
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We are looking for volunteers to assist with our weekly adult services art classes where the emphasis is on encouraging creativity and developing artistic skills in a fun, supportive environment. This volunteering role will suit someone who is calm, friendly and helpful. It is also a good opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience of supporting adults with a range of learning disabilities, to get the most out of their time in a creative setting
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Digital Friends work on a one to one basis with an individual and take them through the absolute basics of computing, such as keyboard and mouse skills. The most difficult task a friend would be asked to demonstrate would be to send an email. The real value of a digital friend is that they are there to support an adult in learning new skills, enabling them to become more confident in accessing further learning opportunities. Full training and ongoing support is provided by WDC's Adult Learning Team and provide travelling expenses. The real joy at becoming a Digital Friend is that you will meet new people and discover the feeling of satifaction as you embark on a learning journey. We would expect the volunteer to undergo a 16 hour training course, 8x2 hour sessions. All volunteers are invited to an information Evening on 24th August to find out more about the opportunity
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HUMAN CONTACT IS VITAL. AS WE WE ARE ALL FINDING OUT, WITHOUT IT, LIFE CHANGES. Community Alcohol Related Damage Service is a befriending service run by Rowan Alba. A small percentage of people we support are alcohol dependant and the rest are in recovery. These people, for various reasons have been living the way we are experiencing now, for many years. Some of them for most of their lives. A phone call once or twice a week for now and the chance to progress once restrictions are lifted.
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Volunteering In Maggie's Highlands, covering the drop in by helping to welcoming people making teas and coffee and assisting in making the environment feel as welcoming as possible.
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Are you passionate about walking and cycling and getting your community active? Greener Kirkcaldy are looking for Active Travel Champions to help with running their walking and cycling activities: monthly walks, cycle training and led rides. Greener Kirkcaldy will be offering Walk Leader Training, Cycle Leader Training, First Aid and Bike Maintenance Training to volunteers. Reasonable levels of fitness, confidence in cycling as well as communication skills are required.
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Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a Kindness Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home. Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a kindness caller is so important. Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done through our new telephone check in service, text message or facetime call to our existing service users and anyone who needs us. Required Skills • A friendly, listening ear • Willingness to help your local community • Willingness to follow medical advice in order to keep yourself and others safe About Your Training Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing: • Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions • Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances • Training in telephone, text or facetime support • Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries For further advice, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk or to register please go to www.chss.org.uk/kindness For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland visit www.chss.org.uk
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By volunteering as a Telephone Friend for The Silver Line, we match you to one of our Silver Liners (older person) that you call once a week. In the UK more than 1 million people aged over 65 and over say they often or always feels lonely. We have 300 older people waiting for a Telephone Friend. This is a volunteer role that you undertake from home or from work. All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to make your call on the same day and time each week between 8am and 8pm Monday - Sunday. The Silver Line pays for the costs of all friendship calls and for safeguarding we also record the calls. In the time it takes to read the paper, watch the news or take a trip to the shop, you can volunteer with The Silver Line. A regular 30-minute call from a friend really can change the life of a lonely older person
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