Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.
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.
We help people aged 65 and over to maintain their independence. The Extra Service Volunteer would use their practical skills to help customers with household tasks they are finding difficult with advancing years. The tasks we can do are as varied as running a household suggests, such as:
Cleaning the inside of windows
Turning a mattress
Changing duvet covers
Cleaning a fridge
Defrosting a freezer
Cleaning out cupboards
Rearranging moveable furniture
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.
Craft Town Scotland is a local charity which has achieved national and international recognition as an innovative and creative base for artisan craft studios, high quality craft exhibitions, educational workshops and other events.
The parent company West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited holds the assets of CTS in trust for the benefit of the village in accordance with the aims stated in the Articles of Association.
We are looking for people who are organised to help prepare, serve and clear up before, during and after the tea dance. The tea dance is aimed at the elderly who come along for an afternoon to listen or dance to the music. Help is needed to prepare sandwiches, quiche, cake, teas and coffee set up tables and clear away and wash up. Talking with people and welcoming is also a big part of what we do.
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
Fun, friendly volunteers required to join our fabulous team! We urgently need help to ensure that our tenant lunch clubs continue.
We are looking for friendly and fun volunteers to join our volunteer team at West Port in Linlithgow. We encourage a variety of social activities within our developments to support older people, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness. At West Port the tenants enjoy getting together for a lunch club on a Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am – 1.30pm, but they urgently need some support from volunteers if the activity is to continue.
You will gain valuable experience, learn new skills, meet new people, have fun and contribute to your local community. There is no cost to you and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Bield will provide full training and ongoing support and you will get the opportunity to meet other likeminded volunteers at our social events. Ideally we ask for a minimum commitment of six months but we can be flexible depending on what you have to offer. If you can spare some time each week or two, you can help transform lives and reduce loneliness. We’d love to hear from you!
We are a registered group of the Riding for the Disabled Association, and for over 30 years have provided Therapy Riding and Hippotherapy for children, youths and adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Most of our riders come from West Fife and Clackmannanshire. Through providing therapy riding we hope to help our riders develop their self-esteem, confidence and life skills whilst improving movement and motor skills.
Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre is run solely by volunteers who give up as much of their time as possible to help provide sessions for our riders.
There are various roles in which a volunteer may undertake at Shiresmill from helping to prepare the horses for lessons (including grooming and tacking up), to helping prepare riders for lessons, and being involved in lessons from either leading the horse to side walking with a rider (which helps ensure their safety, and to assist them in their communication).
Each session is run by one of our Group coaches who will supervise and support each of the volunteers.
We have a training programme that volunteers work through and are signed off for different tasks once they feel comfortable in carrying out that task. We also provide additional training opportunities such as First Aid, Safeguarding, as well as more specific equine related training sessions.
We are flexible as to what days’ people attend, we only ask that people give a few hours each time they come.
No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided. It is beneficial to have experience with horses, or working with people.
The Sensory Centre aims to help people who have a sensory impairment live as independently as possible. It is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations. A wide range of social activities are also available at the centre.
We have specific opportunities for volunteers throughout the centre including:
- sighted guides
- cafe helpers
- sensory garden assistants
There is no need to have previous experience working with people who have a sensory impairment as appropriate training will be given where needed, including an introductino to sign language. All we ask is that you have great people skills and that you are willing to learn!
You can commit from 3 hours a month with us, to several hours a week depending upon your availability. If you choose to volunteer for us, we will ensure that you are fully trained, which includes an induction and sight guide training. You will also have fantastic social opportunities, gain experience and skills, and a written reference if you require one for future employability.
West Lothian Women’s Aid are currently seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse although this is not essential. We have identified skills and experience we most require including: Third Sector, Operational and Strategic Development, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Legal, Marketing and Fundraising, Campaigning and promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
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.
Role involves delivering classes on self defence this can either be on a theoretical or practical basis. The classes can sometimes be victims who are looking to protect themselves or ethnic minority groups where sensitivity and an understanding is needed. Also looking for someone to deliver fitness based classes both these classes would suit someone from a martial arts/aerobics/ fitness background or interest.
Come and join the team delivering one of Moray’s top visitor attractions!
Morayvia is preserving our rich aviation heritage as well as incorporating other science and technology exhibits in an interactive, hands-on environment.
Morayvia brings together a number of disciplines from aerospace and astronomy to technology and arts-related activities into a single visitor centre of excellence in Moray, serving the northeast of Scotland, the Highlands and beyond. There is a growing collection of exhibits, including a complete Sea King SAR Helicopter, and a mobile planetarium/ wrap around projection dome.
Volunteers are welcome and needed to help develop and / or prepare exhibits, act as a guide for the centre and its exhibits or help deliver planetarium shows.
No experience is necessary and membership fees are optional if you volunteer at the Centre.
Looking for someone to help out within the centre on a Caretaker basis, duties will include – cleaning the centre, preparing the hall for classes/training sessions. General handyman/DIY tasks such as simple repair and maintenance tasks, replacing lightbulbs, moving furniture, weeding, and other odd jobs as required.
It's a really simple concept: people pay £5 to come along to an evening of live music and soup, listen to four or five pitches from local people who have an idea/ project to make Stirling a better place to live, and vote on their favourite. At the end of the night, the winner takes away all of the door money to invest in their project (and returns to a future event to update us all on its progress). We're looking for volunteers to help us plan and co-ordinate the event, arrange marketing, publicity and PR, and liaise with venues, supporters and local causes. Closer to the first event, there will also be more time-limited volunteer roles in preparing and serving food and helping out at the events themselves.
Volunteers play a key role in welcoming visitors to the attraction and orientating them around the Visitor Reception Centre, pathways and the Monument itself. You will promote our Gift Aid and Membership scheme, inform visitors of any special events scheduled (such as actor performances) and answer any other visitor questions as they arise. Occasionally volunteers will supervise family activities such as our ‘Gruesome Games.’
Next year is our 150th anniversary and also the year we will redevelop our exhibition spaces. It is planned that your volunteer role will expand with opportunities such as giving informative talks about William Wallace and the Battle of Stirling Bridge. You may also be asked to assist education visits in a supporting role.
Supporting Your Recovery service offers short term support for over 65’s who have recently had a spell in hospital. This service is offered for 6-8 weeks and referrals can come from medicals staff or family. Support can include transport to follow up appointments, assisted shopping and a good neighbour service which may include popping in for a chat or helping sort mail or going a short walk.
All these things increase confidence and help regain their independence.
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
This job will also involve helping to check shopping against customers’ shopping lists. You would work in either Asda or Morrisons in Livingston with other Shoppers, doing shopping for our customers. You could be shopping for 4 or 5 customers each day picking shopping and loading into customers’ shopping boxes
Boomerang has 6 teams of leaders, engineers +copiers/distributors recording weekly but each team recording only once every 6 weeks. On a Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon and Friday evening. We currently seek 3 readers for Friday afternoon sessions.
A key component of our work and the work of local network coordinators is to bring people together from all organisations to exchange information and share good practice, create and maintain new partnerships and, strengthen communities.
GWT plan to develop existing networks and create new networks in a variety of areas across Scotland providing a point of contact for every individual and organisation that wish to be involved in intergenerational projects and activities.
• Plan, support and develop 2-4 local network meetings each year for existing and potential members inviting the National Development Officer along
• Attend volunteer coordinators’ meetings (2 -3 per year - possibly in Glasgow)
Other tasks that might be undertaken by volunteer co-ordinators (if they have the capacity) as appropriate in discussion with GWT:
• Provide GWT with any new case studies or project updates for the website
• Assist GWT to promote and market training opportunities and events throughout local area
• Extend the membership currently held within local area
• Assist the GWT team in ensuring all local projects complete an online profile template.
• Raising profile regarding the benefits of intergenerational practice
• Disseminate information about ‘Generations Working Together’ widely in the local network area, with marketing provided by GWT
• Liaise with Generations Working Together in terms of local activity
• Identify levels of support from a variety of organisations which may include o Free meeting rooms o Council resources o Admin resources