Volunteers taking up an opportunity to help in the Visitors Centre have a variety of activities to choose from:
Welcome visitors including visitors from coaches.
Do you have good local knowledge? Share it with visitors and advise on the visitors information resources.
Help in the Café.
Help provide an enjoyable experience for 12,000 visitors coming to the centre annually. Local people mingle with visitors, browsing the visitors' information or the Shetland crafts on sale and the displays of local heritage
Food waste is a big issue in the UK and beyond. It’s estimated that a third of all food gets wasted. Most of this is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.
Help us look after the fridge in the following ways:
* Operate fridge during allocated opening times * Collection of food from donors
* Fridge cleaning and monitoring
* Local fridge promotion
* Assist with events to support the fridge and the local community Experience required: Interest in food. Confident and happy to work on own. Friendly and helpful manner.
The foodbank project has negotiated to collect at 6 of the 9 supermarkets in North Ayrshire. Volunteers can decide which collection event they would like to participate but will always be in teh towns of Largs, Kilbirine, Ardrossan, Saltcoats Stevenson, Irivine where supermarkets are located.
A radio station with a real Joie de Vivre has just hit the local airwaves and is geared to enrich the lives of older people across North Lanarkshire. Reshaping Radio, a community online station, has been launched as part of the nationalwide Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) programme. A key aim of RCOP is to give voluntary and community groups the resources and backing to enable them to take a leading role in developing and contributing to the support and services their community needs. It's hoped the new station will capture imaginations, as well as provide a platform for local talent across North Lanarkshire.
The beauty of radio is that anything is possible and we've already got a vibrant programme lined up; from music, book and film reviews, story-telling to updates on local supports and events.
We have a team of dedicated volunteers and contributors but we're always looking for new material to fill the show.
We'd urge anyone who'd be interested in participating and contributing, regardless of age, to get in touch.
Brief all helpers, assistant coaches and players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
Involve all helpers and make sure they are made aware of the value of their input
Attend Club meetings to ensure that the committee are aware of all activities
Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participants involved i.e. medical conditions/disabilities etc.
Identify and recruit, in line with club procedures, additional volunteers to assist in the running of the club e.g. parents
Abide by and promote sound ethics and club policy, child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members
Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses.
Take responsibility by ensuring the equipment is correct and is kept in good working order
Be aware of and follow the procedure of recording accidents
Be aware of the club's Child Protection policy, Health and Safety policy and Emergency procedures and take responsibility for Health and Safety aspects during activities
Ensure that there is an accessible well stocked first aid kit at eh venue and a telephone nearby