Email. Internet. Skype. Piece of cake, right? Not always. Not if computers, iPhones, smartphones and tablets didn’t exist for you for the first 70 years of your life. If it is a piece of cake for you, can you help an older person learn how to connect to the great digital world out there?
Duties of the Volunteer
We are looking for volunteer Silver Surfer Tutors to support service users in a group setting and on a one-to-one basis with PC’s laptops and iPads. The volunteer would be able to identify activities of interest that may be suitable for each person and to expand the project in the development generally and activate interest with new service users.
We are keen to find a volunteer who can work independently and demonstrate initiative. We are looking for 2 volunteers to work weekly on two separate days. Volunteers may support tenants in a communal lounge, or in their own homes within the development
As a WW100 Volunteer, you will support delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
- Welcome members of the public and groups(schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc) visiting Bud on their arrival.
- To deliver activities born indoor and outdoor as planned by the bud team.
- To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data.
- To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team.
- Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
- Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
- To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
- To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
- To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
- Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. - - Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
We are looking for 4 dedicated volunteers to live at the Social Bite Village for 6-12 months to be part of our residential community for adults who have experience homelessness. We need you to encourage and motivate community life in the village.
The Social Bite Village is the vision of Josh Littlejohn, Founder and CEO of Social Bite. The village provides a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness at a time. Cyrenians provide skilled key-workers so residents receive one-to-one support to achieve individual goals by tailoring a personalised plan appropriate to their needs.
Volunteers and residents live within our community facility and manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the village, which is your home. As a Residential Community Volunteer you'll be living alongside people who have experienced homelessness. You will help to create a fun, secure and stimulating space. This will help people develop the skills and confidence to move forward in life. This will be a stimulating and hopefully rewarding role but may also be challenging and tough. You will be living alongside people who may struggle to engage, may have behaviours that challenge or are managing addictions. You will help in creating positive experiences and will help move residents from negative experiences of the past to a positive future.
This position is fully residential with all accommodation and meals provided, you will have your own bedroom in a shared house with another volunteer. A full induction will be provided and training will be offered where appropriate as well as access to ongoing support.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Live with and support up 20 community members in the village alongside other volunteers and day staff.
Encourage and motivate community life.
Help manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the building.
Support residents to engage in activities that will help them achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
Actively support the delivery of a Well-Being Programme that provides an environment for residents to learn independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, money management, lifestyle balance, and more.
Work with residents to develop informal social and recreational activities that will enhance village life and well-being.
Support residents to keep to new commitments such as volunteering, learning, and training.
Work closely with staff and volunteers to create a pleasing and supportive environment for all.
The current Committee would be glad if any parents would consider joining the Committee to help plan for Inverness 2020! Meetings are held regularly, with the Committee arranging events such as ceilidhs, bag-packs, raffles and more. Most Committee members are parents of children participating in the Mod, but this is not a requirement. The AGM of the Mod Parents’ Committee will take place, as advertised in De Tha Dol, on Monday 18th November 2019 at 6pm in the Primary meeting room of Sir E Scott School., but interested volunteers can contact the Volunteer Centre at any time!
Perth Branch of Samaritans depend upon grants, donations and legacy contributions to maintain this valuable service. We require a support volunteer who will work with the Chair-Team to identify fundraising opportunities, complete grant applications and maintain appropriate records.
Volunteers are given a comprehensive training, support from a mentor and the other volunteers in the branch. There will also be opportunities to be involved in other branch activities such as publicity, schools talks, prison etc.
Expectation is one 3-hour shift per week. The Branch opening hours are on our website at:
Face to face client work. We are also keen to recruit volunteers for this impoertant work and would usually expect those interested to be trained to COSCA certificate level in Counselling Skills. Should you be intersted but not have this qualification, there are many universities and colleges running this course.We would then provide you with the oppoertunity to go on our COSCA accredited Specialist Course in Bereavement and Loss. After successful completion of this, you would be able to support bereaveb people- as individuals, through bereavement groups or through telephone support.
Since 2000, we‘ve invested over £1.5m in biomedical research and, in terms of scientific papers published, ME Research UK has funded more projects (45 to date) on ME/CFS than any other single organisation in the world outside North America. With our small, committed team of core staff, an advisory panel of professional scientists, and a dedicated Board of Trustees, we are committed to establishing ME Research UK as a major force for change that will make a real, long-term difference to the lives and prospects of people with the disease. Presently, we have on-going projects in institutions in Dundee, Newcastle, Berlin, Brussels, Vancouver and Canberra.
A Board of non-executive directors is sought for school. Position will require infrequent attendance at SMT Meetings and role will also require input and into school development and links with partners