Stay safe. Remember the most important contribution everyone can make is to stay at home to help protect ourselves and others. Those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours
Required as food pallets arrive - possibly fortnightly.
Types of Help needed
1. Making up Flat Pack boxes and taping each one securely
2. Adding the advice leaflets to each box
3. Moving all the Food from the Lorry drop off to the Golf Club Bar Area (using trollies when needed)
4. Sorting out the different food types
5. Placing the different food on the right tables ready for adding to the boxes
6. Moving along the “line” taking food off the tables and adding the correct amount to each box
7. Storing the filled boxes ready for collection
8. Help to move and record the filled boxes to the Community Transport
The Welcoming Association's befriending programme matches local volunteer befrienders with newcomers to Edinburgh. Volunteer befrienders commit for 9 months to providing regular friendship to newcomers, enabling them to develop wider social networks, practice English language, improve familiarity with Scottish culture and services, and learn about all the things their new city has to offer. Befriending is about supporting and empowering individuals in their new city to find a sense of belonging.
Are you looking for a flexible and varied volunteering opportunity which allows you to be part of a team? Could you champion the work of NSPCC Scotland in your local area, helping us to raise funds to support our work and keep children in Scotland safe?
We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers from across Scotland to create fundraising groups within their local communities. You’ll have the chance to shape and drive the activities of the group and raise vital funds for children.
• Map appropriate routes for monthly cycling group
• Assist newcomers with fitting helmets, hi-vis vests, lights and adjusting seat heights on bikes
• Doing pre-ride bike safety checks, and performing any minor maintenance
• Ensuring that all participants are safe on the cycle routes
• Administering first aid if necessary
• Ensuring all bikes and equipment are returned to the office after the bike rides
• Advising participants as to where they can buy bikes, and access bike maintenance services
Volunteers will be supporting adults (aged 30-50) with physical or learning difficulties (i.e. people with Down Syndrome, or people affected by strokes, or with long term condition like MS, cerebral palsy, etc.). Volunteers will be ask to go out with the person: for coffee, walk, cinema, shops or library,
Support always takes place in the community on a 1:1 basis
Encouraging young people to participate in activities, praising them for their achievements and challenging any unhelpful attitudes or behaviour that they may display. Participating in and, when confident and competent to do so, leading fun and engaging group work, conservation and outdoor activities. You will also be involved in the planning of activities and contributing to the evaluation of each trip. More information is available on our website http://po.st/VSoutdoorvols
This is an excellent opportunity to become part of an education charity based in West Lothian. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to become part of the board of trustees to provide support and oversee the work of Tommy's Honour Education Trust. We are a young organisation and are looking for trustees with varying backgrounds to help shape and influence the direction of the Trust.
This peer mentor role provides mentoring support from people with experience of M.E. to people living with M.E. or CFS. The aim is to give both people an opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and capacity to self manage. Mentors will need to be over 18 and live in Scotland and have the ability to focus on mentees needs. Training for mentors will be provided and one to one and group support will be available as well as further skills development. Action for M.E. will provide information on how to create, manage and sustain a mentoring relationship. Mentors need to be able to support the mentoring relationship and meet their mentee’s on a regular basis. If you want to use your experience of living with M.E. to support other people to manage their condition effectively and live a more fulfilling life then we want to hear from you.
Mentors will need to be over 18, based in Scotland and have:
• experience of living with M.E. for at least two years OR experience of caring for someone with M.E. for at least two years
• reached a stage in their illness where they have sufficient symptom stability to take on a mentoring role
• emotional readiness for the role and ability to focus constructively on the needs of mentees
• excellent listening and communication skills
• good interpersonal and social skills
• ability to be flexible (as far as their condition allows)
• ability to successful complete the mentor training
• ability to provide reference/s
• ability to join the required Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.
Into Work help disabled people and people with health conditions find, build and maintain great jobs. We continue to deliver our support during the covid-19 pandemic and know that disabled people and people with health conditions require our support now as much as ever We provide personalised employment advice for people who live in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Mid Lothian. We are looking for three suitably skilled, values-driven people to join our Board of Directors, specifically in the areas of Business Development, Fundraising and Marketing, and we are particularly keen to hear from you if you already have experience in either of these areas.
We believe these are the skills that will help sustain, grow and develop Into Work during this extremely challenging and uncertain time and into the future.