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Whether you are passionate about clothing, music or books, love to organise, know your bric-a-brac or even want to get creative with our displays, your time, and skills with be appreciated. Here at Oxfam we're dedicated to fighting poverty and inequality. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. We respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change. Our volunteers, staff, and those we aim to influence are all guided by our values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusiveness. There are several different areas in our shops that could use your expertise. Whether you are passionate about clothing, love to organise, know your bric-a-brac or even want to get creative with our displays, your time, and skills with be appreciated. If you have a couple of hours to give to Oxfam, then we'd like to hear from you. We want to hear from you if you are: • Reliable and honest • Willing to learn new skills • Interested in working with a team The role involves: • It's up to you! You can help behind the scenes or on the shop floor and you can branch out into different areas and do extra training. For example, team leader, online retail, social media, admin & accountancy roles, community outreach, and events organising.
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Develop your skills and lead a team of up to 5 volunteers at a time in the daily running of an established charity shop in Hawick. Supervisory experience is a boost on any CV. Here at Oxfam we're dedicated to fighting poverty and inequality. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. We respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change. Our volunteers, staff, and those we aim to influence are all guided by our values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusiveness. We've developed a comprehensive training programme to give you all the skills and support you need to lead a team of up to 5 volunteers at a time. No experience is necessary, our only requirement is you are over 18 due to the nature of this opportunity. We value inclusiveness so have other exciting opportunities are available for those who are not yet 18. If you have a couple of hours to give to Oxfam, then we'd like to hear from you. Supervisory training and experience can really improve your CV and career prospects. You’ll learn all about: • Opening & closing the shop • Daily admin & accountancy tasks • Monitoring performance & training the team • Understanding sales figures &targets About you: • Honesty, reliability, and commitment • Hard working and a willingness to learn • Able to work well in a team What this role can offer the volunteer: • Significant supervisory experience and training to improve your CV • You'll make a real difference within the shop • Be part of a diverse. fun and energetic team *Boost your confidence, skills, and CV by volunteering*
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As the on-going COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, NHSGGC are dealing with unprecedented times in which we are looking to engage the skills of our volunteers in different ways than usual. Our ‘Ward Welcomers’ will support visitors as they come to visit their loved ones on the wards. Visitors are currently required to complete Trace & Protect registration and updates on each subsequent visit to the ward. Volunteers will work alongside ward staff to support visitors in this process and to help manage the ward visiting appointments system. The role is a busy one which will require an organised and friendly approach. It is essential that volunteers coming forward are effective communicators who are able to take direction willingly and be understanding of the current pressures that staff are under during these undeniably challenging times. Key Tasks •Be welcoming by chatting to patients and visitors, and make them feel at ease •Check with visitors if they have made a pre-arranged appointment •Provide Trace & Protect questionnaires to visitors and support them to complete these where necessary •Complete updates to visitor record on each new visit •Advise visitors on guidelines around patient visiting, specifically in relation to visitor numbers •Encourage visitors to sanitise their hands on arrival at the ward •Encourage visitors to wear a face covering •Express the requirement to maintain 2 metre distance from their loved one at all times once in the ward area •Advise staff of any arising queries/concerns We ask that volunteers are able to commit to at least one session (3 – 3.5 hours) per week. The current session timings are as follows Monday to Sunday 1pm – 4pm **This role has additional application requirements. By clicking Apply Now you are expressing an interest in the role and will be contacted separately with further information on the application process** **Essential Induction and training will be provided for all Volunteers to ensure they are prepared for the role. ** NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Volunteering Policy clearly states that volunteer roles complement the work of our paid staff and will not be used as a substitute for paid work. In this role, Volunteers will undertake duties to welcome and guide patients and visitors. This will be in addition to and to complement the services that are already provided by our professionally trained employees.
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Big Hearts Befrienders provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 7-14 in kinship care, through supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience. Through the befriending relationship the child / young person and the befriender may touch on topics such as increasing self-esteem; dealing with worries; respect for others, with the main aim of building a trusting and reliable relationship with an adult and working towards set outcomes.
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This is a chance to make an enormous impact on the quality of life of one or more people with learning disabilities by entering into a 1:1 befriending relationship or being a member of a befriending group. The satisfaction to be had from befriending, and the difference it makes to people with learning disabilities, is immense. In a recent survey, every one of our volunteers said they would recommend volunteering with us to their friends. The role is great work experience and a source of references if you are thinking about applying for courses or paid jobs in Care. 1:1 links: You would be introduced to a child, young person or adult with learning disabilities who lives reasonably near you and shares your interests. They would probably be of a similar age to you, although we do link some adult volunteers with children and young people. You would meet up with them regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to do whatever activities you both chose. After a trial period, the relationship would last for at least 6 months. Befriending Groups: The groups are generally staff-supervised and have equal numbers of volunteers and people with learning disabilities. Members choose the activities, which have often included art & crafts, drama and outdoor projects. Membership of the children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups is usually for a minimum of a year. For adult groups we would look for at least 6 months commitment. See the information about the Branch below for more details of the groups operating in your area.
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Our volunteers offer informal companionship to older people in Berwickshire and Kelso. They help to make their lives more interesting, help them to do activities, and help them to keep up with their friends and family. What do volunteer befrienders do? Volunteers keep older people company in Berwickshire and Kelso. They help to make their lives more interesting and help them to do activities and keep up with their friends and family. Where does it happen? Usually in the older people’s own homes. Sometimes they might go to somewhere like a garden centre or a community centre if the volunteer is happy to do that. How much time does it take? As much time as you have to spare! Most volunteers do it for about 2 hours a week. Will it cost me anything? We will pay you back for any petrol you use or bus fares or cups of coffee you buy when you are volunteering. What will we do? Volunteers: Visit people in their homes. If you have the time, you might visit more than one person. Keep the person company. Help people to decide if they want to do something new. Help people to go to any clubs, societies, drop-in sessions, outings, and so on, that the person would like to go to but only if you are able to do these things. Take a note of visits and tell the co-ordinator if there are any problems. Come to training. Come to supervision sessions and team meetings. Follow the rules of BeFriend.
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Volunteers help older people in Berwickshire and Kelso who come to our befriending groups. The groups meet in Coldstream and Eyemouth. What do volunteer group befrienders do? Take part in activities at the groups. Chat to the older people attending the group. Help the BeFriend Project Worker to get activities set Help to clear up after the group. Come to training. Come to supervision sessions and team meetings. Follow the rules of BeFriend. Where does it happen? Berwickshire and Kelso Will it cost me anything? We will pay you back for any petrol you use getting to the group or any bus fares.
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This is a chance to make an enormous impact on the quality of life of one or more people with learning disabilities by entering into a 1:1 befriending relationship or being a member of a befriending group. The satisfaction to be had from befriending, and the difference it makes to people with learning disabilities, is immense. In a recent survey, every one of our volunteers said they would recommend volunteering with us to their friends. The role is great work experience and a source of references if you are thinking about applying for courses or paid jobs in Care. 1:1 links: You would be introduced to a child, young person or adult with learning disabilities who lives reasonably near you and shares your interests. They would probably be of a similar age to you, although we do link some adult volunteers with children and young people. You would meet up with them regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to do whatever activities you both chose. After a trial period, the relationship would last for at least 6 months. Befriending Groups: The groups are generally staff-supervised and have equal numbers of volunteers and people with learning disabilities. Members choose the activities, which have often included art & crafts, drama and outdoor projects. Membership of the children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups is usually for a minimum of a year. For adult groups we would look for at least 6 months commitment. See the information about the Branch below for more details of the groups operating in your area.
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This is a chance to make an enormous impact on the quality of life of one or more people with learning disabilities by entering into a 1:1 befriending relationship or being a member of a befriending group. The satisfaction to be had from befriending, and the difference it makes to people with learning disabilities, is immense. In a recent survey, every one of our volunteers said they would recommend volunteering with us to their friends. The role is great work experience and a source of references if you are thinking about applying for courses or paid jobs in Care. 1:1 links: You would be introduced to a child, young person or adult with learning disabilities who lives reasonably near you and shares your interests. They would probably be of a similar age to you, although we do link some adult volunteers with children and young people. You would meet up with them regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to do whatever activities you both chose. After a trial period, the relationship would last for at least 6 months. Befriending Groups: The groups are generally staff-supervised and have equal numbers of volunteers and people with learning disabilities. Members choose the activities, which have often included art & crafts, drama and outdoor projects. Membership of the children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups is usually for a minimum of a year. For adult groups we would look for at least 6 months commitment. See the information about the Branch below for more details of the groups operating in your area.
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This is a chance to make an enormous impact on the quality of life of one or more people with learning disabilities by entering into a 1:1 befriending relationship or being a member of a befriending group. The satisfaction to be had from befriending, and the difference it makes to people with learning disabilities, is immense. In a recent survey, every one of our volunteers said they would recommend volunteering with us to their friends. The role is great work experience and a source of references if you are thinking about applying for courses or paid jobs in Care. 1:1 links: You would be introduced to a child, young person or adult with learning disabilities who lives reasonably near you and shares your interests. They would probably be of a similar age to you, although we do link some adult volunteers with children and young people. You would meet up with them regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to do whatever activities you both chose. After a trial period, the relationship would last for at least 6 months. Befriending Groups: The groups are generally staff-supervised and have equal numbers of volunteers and people with learning disabilities. Members choose the activities, which have often included art & crafts, drama and outdoor projects. Membership of the children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups is usually for a minimum of a year. For adult groups we would look for at least 6 months commitment. See the information about the Branch below for more details of the groups operating in your area.
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