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
There are many ways in which volunteers can help to reduce social isolation in the older population. This may be by accompanying someone to attend a local community group, assisting with shopping or supporting them with activities, in their own home. Other suitable activities may include demonstrating to and supporting clients to do exercise to improve strength and balance, assistance with food preparation, assistance with craft activities and support with digital skills. A little human contact and support makes the world of difference to an isolated person. Volunteers can provide practical support to enable a person to feel less isolated and part of their wider community.
The monthly female peer group is for unpaid carers who look after a relative or friend who has an illness, disability, addiction or are frail or elderly. The group allows carers to meet others in a similar situation, time out from their caring role and access support and information. The facilitator would welcome carers, encourage discussion and liaise with a member of staff to organise relevant speakers if and when requested by carers
St Magnus Centre are looking for new volunteers. Their role is to welcome visitors to the centre, explain about the 15 minute film which highlights the life of St Magnus and the history of the cathedral. Assist all other users of the centre, take cash for souvenir items and generally help visitors with information and keeping the centre tidy.
If you are enthusiastic and approachable and enjoy meeting members of the public from all over the world then this is the role for you.
All volunteers receive an induction and ongoing support. Volunteering shifts are done in pairs and the volunteering shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
If this is an opportunity you would like to know more about please call Denise Brown on 741 336 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat.
The role of events helper would involve helping set up for events, assisting and speaking to members of the public, helping with refreshments, promoting what the theme of the event is and helping to clear up afterwards.
The Market Place is a community space used by individuals, groups and organisations. This opportunity involves helping to organise, run and advertise any of our community groups depending on the skills you wish to share or develop. This role involves helping to plan the groups, together with staff and other volunteers, talking with members of the group about what they would like. Most groups are weekly. Facilitating a group involves welcoming everyone, making teas/coffees, ensuring everyone is joining in and sharing your skills and knowledge. This role may also involve helping to distribute leaflets in order to promote the groups and keeping records of who attends
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.
Restart are looking for one or possibly two van assistants. Age is not an issue but they must be able to lift/ unload and load furniture.
There will be a two shift trial period, and the vacancy is only until the end of June.
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
- Caring & compassionate people who love helping others
- Creative individuals that enjoy working with children
- People who have spare time to help and learn new skills
- That need a confidence boost
Weekly shopping - access to transport would be useful
Outside duties - willingness to get hands on with odd jobs
Drop in chats/activities - if you have a smile and want to share it with others, why not give it a try?
Full support from staff members given.