Volunteering opportunities advertised
Looking for a volunteer to assist the Lead Gardener and to welcome people to enjoy the Forfar Open Garden.The volunteer would be involved in some administration tasks as well as leaflet drops and to help organise the office and meeting area.
Provide temporary accommodation for a dog at home on behalf of Guide Dogs, and to comply with the Boarders Agreement in relation to the welfare and handling of the dog or puppy.
For more information, contact emma Murton via email@example.com or 0345 143 0203.
During Training, boarding is overnight and at weekends from the age of 12 months.
- Early Training Boarders take younger dogs for 16 weeks
- Advanced Training Boarders take dogs for the next 10 weeks
- In some cases it is possible to board for the entire 26 weeks training period
Puppy Boarders, Brood Bitch and Stud Dog Boarders support those volunteers who home puppies or breeding dogs full time, for example taking the dog full time if a volunteer is not able to take it on holiday or they are taken ill
Client Boarders board working dogs for short periods full time on those occasions clients are unable to make their own arrangements
At some sites a small number of Respite Boarders support teams when we need someone to care for dogs unexpectedly. This is for varying periods, for example taking dogs full time if they don’t settle in kennels, are unwell or they are withdrawn from training.
What does the role involve?
- Training Boarders need to drop off their dogs 8-9am and pick up 5-6pm at a Guide Dogs site or a site near a trainer's home. Local teams can discuss details and maximum travel time possible
- Willing to provide a welcoming and safe environment for a dog or puppy for the time required. Providing a consistent home is particularly important for our dogs in training
- Ensuring the dog or puppy is fed and exercised as directed
- Embedding the same behaviour and commands as your supervisor
- In the event of an emergency, ensure the dog or puppy receives veterinary care and Guide Dogs is informed immediately
My Guide is a service we offer that allows volunteers to become sighted guides. You will undergo training and learn to safely guide someone with sight loss, navigating environments and building self-confidence - all whilst increasing social interaction with those who may not otherwise wish to leave their home.
What does sighted guiding involve?
- Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss: you will be matched with a suitable partner.
- Agree on when and where you will provide the sighted guide, as part of a mutually agreed activity plan.
- You must undertake all elements of My Guide training (approximately two days).
- Always maintain professional boundaries and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
Volunteers receive a "feel good factor" and a sense of satisfaction helping others, opportunity to give something back to the community, to gain experience which may be useful if later seeking a career in caring. The service user gains contact with the outside community, befriender visits and spends quality time with user providing stimulation and conversation. The befriender may take the user out, where this might not otherwise be possible.
Volunteers will be able to share their creative skills and ideas with others who have similar interests. This will allow volunteers to gain experience working with a group share their skills and take the lead. Members of the group will learn new skills and get the chance to meet others with similar ideas and experiences. It's a fun, informal group where volunteers and participants can share their ideas and work together, enjoying the arts and having the chance to be creative. The group runs weekly on Tuesday mornings.
A volunteer adviser provides information and advice to members of the public in person or by telephone.
This role includes acting on behalf of clients, interpreting information to allow clients to make informed decisions, talking to other organisations and being part of busy team.
Citizens Advice Bureau has a computerised information system and case recording system. Angus CAB (SCIO) has offices in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar. We provide an extensive training programme with opportunities to specialise after completion of training and ongoing support. If you have good communication skills, empathic and are able to use a computer please contact us on 01241 870661 ext 221 for more information.
Volunteers will gain new skills around youth issues. They will develop new relationships with young people and adults. Volunteers will have the opportunity to pass on their own skills, which will help them develop more self confidence and self esteem. Volunteers will feel valued as they are asked to participate in team building/celebration volunteers events. They will also become more employable and may gain access to higher education because of volunteering.
Volunteers are there to welcome patients and visitors to the wards. Volunteers will also assist with keeping leaflets updated and assist with general clerical duties.
Working alongside a key member of staff within Strathmore Rugby Club helping to make sure both the club and grounds are maintained and fit for purpose at all times.
If you are looking to gain experience within the catering field, Strathmore Rugby Club are looking for a Catering Volunteer. Specific tasks include preparation of food, serving visitors food and clearing away left overs as well as keeping kitchen clean and tidy.