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Volunteers are needed to help with a new project that will transform and revamp a garden at Bo’ness Hospital - no green-fingered experience is necessary, just some spare time to give and a willingness to help out. Bo'net's partners in this project, Sustainable Thinking Scotland - another Bo'ness group, with lots of gardening experience and know-how will be on hand to give help and guidance to volunteers. Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they want to help with the project, get in touch to find out how you can get involved!
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New Trustees should be able to attend meetings, and to read papers in advance of meetings. Participate in other tasks as arising from time to time, such as interviewing new staff or helping with fundraising. Trustees must keep informed about the activities of WFC and wider issues which affect its work. Each new Trustee must also have a commitment to WFC and its objectives; an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee. Key shared duties include setting and maintaining Wigtown Festival Company’s vision, mission and values; ensuring that WFC complies with the law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. Ensuring that WFC pursues its objectives as defined in its Articles of Association and Bye Laws and ensuring the financial stability of WFC, and ensuring that financial resources are well managed, used effectively and applied exclusively in pursuance of its objectives. Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of WFC, including the proper investment of WFC funds. Appointing WFC staff and monitoring their performance. Individual trustees should work collaboratively with other Trustees and staff to actively develop strategy, setting policy, goals and targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets. Trustees will safeguard the good name and values of WFC, acting as its ambassador and advocating for its work; representing WFC at meetings and functions as appropriate. Trustees must abide by the Equal Opportunities Policy and declaring any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a WFC.
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We are looking for someone who has a driving licence and is able to deliver hot food to our service users. We need someone with a little empathy and care. To carry out the deliveries in a timely and professional manner and to take good care of the equipment and the delivery vehicle. A minibus licence is required for minibus deliveries; volunteers could also use their own vehicles.
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To help staff the desk during opening hours, and provide helpful information to visitors to enhance their experience. Also, if wished to help maintain and upkeep the Museum, during visiting hours quiet periods, with a little light cleaning, or weeding etc. When we are closed, a group of volunteers come in and clean top to bottom and rearrange displays under the guidance of our head curator. People can volunteer for one of (or a combination) the following: welcoming visitors, stocktaking, cataloguing/research, cleaning and maintenance, gardening, outreach to the community. We are currently open Monday to Saturday, from 31st March till the end of October, and occasional evenings.
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We are looking for someone who has a driving licence and is able to deliver hot food to our service users. We need someone with a little empathy and care as you will encounter people who have a varied number of mental health and physical health issues. To carry out the deliveries in a timely and professional manner and to take good care of the equipment and the delivery vehicle
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This is a wonderful opportunity to support a young man with a learning difficulty in Glencaple to go out and about in the local area to meet and greet people, have snacks, go shopping, the cinema, do activity pass-times and to really spend time feeling included in the community. The role is designed to be fun but with meaningful outcomes for enjoyment, inclusion and health and wellbeing..
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Friendly, outgoing and organised volunteers. This opportunity would suit people who enjoy talking to others, are able to listen and have a couple of hours free each week/fortnight that they could spend talking to an older person. Full training will be given and out of pocket expenses will be paid. The aim of food train friends is to improve the quality of life for our customers, by providing them with a befriending service on a regular basis. Volunteers will provide a consistent and reliable support to help customers experience social interaction on a regular basis. Due to increased demand for our services food train friends is currently looking for more adult befriending volunteers in the Stranraer area. Ideally the befriender should have some spare time on their hands each week or fortnight to provide a befriending service to elder, isolated and lonely people by simply providing company, conversation and activities. We provide a one to one service, a telephone service and a group outing service for our customers. Full training, guidance and support will be provided. The ideal candidate is someone who has good life experiences, a sense of humour amongst other skills.
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Food Train provides a low cost home delivery service of grocery shopping to elderly people who aren't able to get out and shop for themselves. Our volunteer shoppers shop from orders that customers have written. Effective checking of the order whilst shopping makes sure that our customers get what they want. Shoppers start at 9.30am in Morrisons, Stranraer and shop until the orders are finished - it usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Volunteer shoppers generally shop weekly or fortnightly.
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If you can spare one day per week or fortnight then you could go out with The Food Train van around the area collecting shopping lists or making grocery deliveries to our customers, providing vital social contact for isolated people. You would help sort the shopping lists for the correct shops, collect the prepared orders and manage the cash float and customer's change. No experience of cash handling or banking required but volunteers need to be willing to learn new skills and be comfortable with handling cash payments.
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Food Train provide a low cost home delivery service of grocery shopping to elderly people who aren't able to get out and shop for themselves. Volunteer days are Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays. If you can spare even one day per month you could shop or drive or help on the van around the Machars area, shopping at Sainsbury or collecting lists or delivering groceries to provide essential supplies and some social contact for elderly people in our area. Shopping orders are collected on one day then volunteers shop and deliver the next day. Knowledge of the local area helpful but not essential, street maps and full vehicle insurance provided. Out of pocket expenses paid..
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