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Are you passionate about youth volunteering? Do you want to help community groups and organisations offer more effective and inclusive volunteering opportunities for young people living in Perth and Kinross? PKAVS Third Sector Interface (TSI) will be delivering training to community groups and organisations on how to recruit, retain and develop youth volunteering opportunities in line with the Youth Volunteering Guidelines and we want to involve young people to help shape this project. We are looking for enthusiastic young people who would be willing to help the local TSI to design, deliver and evaluate the youth volunteering training programme, based on the Youth Volunteering Guidelines. This role will require the use of your own laptop and access to the internet. This is an excellent opportunity for young people to gain knowledge about youth volunteering and a range of highly valued skills e.g. communication, organisation and planning, team working, leadership etc. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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As Pantry Till Assistant, this role includes a level of responsibility serving customers at the till and cash handling, a level of previous retail experience is an advantage
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This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. The main element of the role is to deliver or collect wheelchairs to/from people’s homes supporting them to maintain their independence, or you could choose to support members of the public from varying locations around the hub area (e.g., often using partner supermarket car parks) to enable them to obtain a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment. You could also be driving between hub and spoke locations to transfer stock. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes driving. It will involve driving a Red Cross or hire vehicle. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact us at email wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk or tel.: 03000 040309.
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CVS Inverclyde are recruiting Bank Volunteers to assist on evenings and weekends to Meet & Greet patients who are attending a community venue to receive the COVID-19 Injection. Community venues are being utilised to all for social distancing and to ensure that GP Practices are not overwhelmed. The volunteers will be required in the short term to assist during increased opening hours at the clinics below: •Greenock Town Hall •Port Glasgow Town Hall •Kilmacolm Community Centre •Other Inverclyde Venues The Vaccine Clinics will be rolled out to all age groups throughout Inverclyde. We expect that a large percentage of the vaccines will be administered via the community venues. Your role will ensure that patients feel welcomed, comfortable, and be on hand to navigate the patients where appropriate.
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A childrens charity for children with a parent serving or ex service personnel in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines Reserves or Royal Fleet Auxilliary. Many children experience long time separation from their parent(s). The charity has developed story books to help younger children understand and manage their emotions. The book is sent to children along side 2 knitted rabbits/penguin with faces on their tummies smile/frown to help them express how they are feeling.
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A childrens charity for children with a parent serving or ex service personnel in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines Reserves or Royal Fleet Auxilliary. Many children experience long time separation from their parent(s). The charity has developed story books which helps younger children understand and manage their emotions. The book is sent to children along side 2 knitted rabbits/penguin with faces on their tummies smile/frown to help them express how they are feeling. Patterns available.
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An opportunity for a youth writer at Voluntary Action Barra and Vatersay. They can write about any topic that young people are interested in. Other training in photography, film, radio and desktop publishing is also available. This opportunity is for someone based on the Island of Barra.
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A Digi Connector is someone who makes a commitment to a person to spend time with them on a weekly basis (1 to 2 hours each week). Helping them to become more familiar with online and digital tools. This role will be until mid July and will provide a support to someone finding it difficult to access daily activities. This involves a one to one relationship to someone finding community living difficult or would otherwise be socially isolated. This will provide people with a new direction in life, opening up a range of activities leading to increased self-esteem and confidence. A Digi Connector will offer their time, build up a trusting supportive relationship whilst establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries. There will be a requirement to have the skills to help someone to use digital technology; for example, explaining how to access the internet and use various audio/visual communications such as WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom. This might also include assistance to access health resources such as GP appointments, participate in hobbies and interests, connect with friends and family or do whatever is important to them. There will also be a requirement to attend some additional training. Participating Organisations Befriend Motherwell, Cumbernauld Action for Care of the Elderly (CACE), Glenboig Development Trust & North Lanarkshire Disability Forum
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The shoppers are given grocery lists to pick for customers in a local supermarket and are supported by delivery volunteers in this activity. Grocery shopping takes place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year. Volunteers are shopping using a standard trolley and require a degree of physical fitness.
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Do you like the outdoors and meeting people? Why not become a walk leader for Ageing Well and assist us by joining a team in your local area and train to lead health walks and help promote physical activity to those over 50 in Midlothian. Ageing Well are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver a health promotion programme to their peers. There are currently seven weekly walks in Midlothian and we would like to offer more and introduce different levels of walks too. After a year of lockdown some people are struggling with their fitness levels as well as social isolation and we would like to help by offering a weekly activity that would be suitable for all abilities. There is a short training course on leading walks as well as a training pack on all things Ageing Well. Equipment and any expenses will be paid for and there are other opportunities to learn new things and meet like-minded volunteers who want to make a difference to other people’s lives and have fun and keep fit at the same time. If walking isn’t your thing, we also offer other sessions in various sports and activities as well as running annual events and offering functional fitness and information days throughout Midlothian.
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