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Volunteers of the Forth Valley Sensory Centre garden will be required to: -help to grow plants in the garden -support FVSC users to get involved in growing in the garden -help to maintain the garden so it is a nice place for people to use -help to ensure the garden is a sensory place for everyone to use -engage with other volunteers and FVSC users to ensure everything is looked after The overall objective of FVSC is to help people with a sensory impairment to lead as independent a life as possible. We are looking for volunteers with some gardening experience, who are reliable with good people skills. You will need to be patient and calm, with a positive attitude to people with a sensory impairment. You will be able to work with minimal supervision and be physically fit.
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As part of the CHAS Communications Team, you will be playing a key role in developing and delivering creative and dynamic content to promote CHAS’s 30th anniversary (2022) connecting with a number of audiences across a multitude of platforms. This role is specifically focused on content gathering and communications with key CHAS stakeholders including staff (current and alumni), volunteers and potentially external partners. Much of this work will be focused on digital content gathering including video planning, production, and editing. What activities will I be involved in? • Project administration • Storytelling • Video planning, production, filing and editing • Direct interviews (done virtually or f2f) which will include approaching interviewee, collating appropriate questions and follow up • Managing digital assets in relation to the 30th • Photography of interviewees What skills and abilities will I need to have? • A self-starter, you will be comfortable building relationships both across the organisation, as well as with the children and families using CHAS services. • An understanding of storytelling and strong communication skills (verbal and written). • Creating consistent and engaging high-quality video and digital content. • Creating high quality photography. • Understanding of social media. • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability. How much time should I offer? Whatever you’re comfortable with – we’d recommend 7-21 hours a month. This is a short-term role and will be focused on the CHAS 30th Anniversary in February 2022. The role can be done flexibly and from home. What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive? This role is part of the CHAS Communications Team. You will have a contact within the team who will be able to support your with any questions that you may have during your time in the role. It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role. We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers. What are the benefits to me? • Learning new skills • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition. • Learning more about the history of CHAS • Adding to your CV • Meeting new people • Having fun! What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS? By developing content for the CHAS 30th Anniversary you will be helping to spread the word about CHAS across the country and raise awareness of our vital services. What else should I know? We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy. CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise. We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. We can provide more information on if you are allowed to volunteer and what adjustments we can put in place to ensure your volunteering experience is a positive one. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or volunteering@chas.org.uk What’s the next step? If you’re interested in the role you can apply online. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6195.
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Walking Groups x 2 : There will be a general walking group Patient Advisory Group members have offered to assist with this role. Various duties: 1/ Meet and Greet - Meet and greet the clients and make people feel welcome 2/ Participate - Volunteer walkers to support the group with initially short walks 3/ Encourage - Encourage participation, ‘walk and talk’ to help with those who have been socially isolated.
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Community Support Volunteers support people who have had one of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a group setting. The service will all depend on Scottish Government Covid guidelines. The service can be delivered to provide specified person-centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task. To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) schemes in Scotland (PVG).
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Volunteering Matters Overview At Volunteering Matters we believe everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive, so we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunities. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all. Project Overview Our Family Supporters Edinburgh project offers practical and emotional support to families across the South East and South West localities of Edinburgh, empowering them to face a range of life challenges. We recruit, train and match dedicated, local volunteers to help families every step of the way, spending 1-1 time together on a personalised set of goals chosen by the family, for the family. We can help in many ways, such as improved living standards, budgeting, healthier eating, better school life and behaviour, access to health and wellbeing aid, as well as introducing parents to community resources, to name a few. So far, thousands of families across the UK have benefitted from our service and we are now delighted to extend the programmes reach to families in Edinburgh. Who can volunteer with us? Our volunteers are locally based people with an understanding of the challenges that families are facing. Aged 18+, each volunteer brings different life experiences and skills that they can use to help the family they are matched to, offering support on a weekly basis, usually for 6-9 months at a time that suits everyone. They build a strong relationship based on trust and mutual respect, acting as a friendly face who listens and cares about the family. All volunteers are interviewed, trained to the highest standards and undergo disclosure checks before being matched with a family. What can we offer volunteers? As well as the sense of achievement that comes through supporting a family, our volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, attend social events with other volunteers and enhance their employability. Certificates are provided upon completion of induction training and at the end of the commitment, with project staff happy to provide references for future studies or employment.
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Task Description: • Receive food donations from members of the public and thank them • Ensure that incoming stock is checked, weighed, and recorded • Sort food by date and type, removing any items that are damaged or out-of- date • Ensure that food is checked weekly and rotated as required • Notify the Chair or other member of the steering committee when food stock is low so that appeals can be made for these items • Keep store area clean and tidy at all times • Prepare stock orders for the foodbank centre and/or emergency food boxes, as appropriate • Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the Chair
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Our volunteer Shop Recruiters our vital to the successful operations of our shops. They promote our volunteer opportunities in their local communities as well as online, supporting applicants though our recruitment process and giving everyone a warm welcome into the Save the Children family. We believe in changing children’s future, we operate in the UK and around the world to ensure children are safe and healthy. We support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be. Join us!
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We are looking for someone who can support with the recruitment and welcome of Shop Volunteers at the Save the Children Shop in Nicolson Street. The role would involve managing our online recruitment process, conducting phone calls and promoting the volunteer roles on external websites - ensuring we are able to welcome a diverse group of people to our team.
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Mary's Living & Giving for Save the Children is unique - a vibrant result of the generous gifts of local individuals and companies being turned around by the skills and passions of volunteer teams, to create a destination retail experience. Selling womenswear, menswear, shoes, and bags to household goods, our shops bring in vital funds and awareness for Safe the Children. We are currently looking for people who are able to donate their time, creativity and kindness on a Monday.
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Thrift Shop, Airport Road, Benbecula Flexible – this role can be done during flexible hours and partly from home. This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will raise the profile of the charity shop, increase the sale of goods and increase donations through social media. Social media volunteers will remind people just how good it can feel to have a tidy up at home and free up space, and encourage more people to donate things they no longer need. Sometimes even the most wonderful donation will sit on a charity shop’s shelf for many weeks before the right person comes in and makes it their own. However, by making the most of social media to promote stock to local people, you could increase the chances of that special something being snapped up sooner. By sharing photos of donated items along with a short message explaining where the money goes, you can show that whether it’s a board game or a pair of shoes, every donation helps.
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