Volunteering opportunities advertised
Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) are recruiting volunteer Saltire Ambassadors to help us plan, promote, and implement the Saltire Awards across Clackmannanshire.
We need young people who are currently volunteering or who have volunteered in the past . We can be flexible with the time commitmen needed, but we think that on average it would work out to be around 8-10 hours per month.
Saltire Ambassadors can take on a varirty of roles in supporting the running of the Awards, such as:
- Inspire other young people to get involved in volunteering
- Summit Panel - decideing on Summit Award nominations
- Promotional Events, Workshops and Presentations
- Helping to organise Saltire Challenge events
- Publicity and Communication e.g website, Facebook, Twitter
- Helping to organise Award Ceremonies
- Compiling case studies, image banks, short films etc.
- Administration Support
This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity that comes with ongoing training and support from CTSI. If you are interested please get in touch and we will arrange an infomal chat about the role. If after this chat, you wish to continue on the journey of becoming an Ambassador we will invite you to a training course that will fully prepare you for the role.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. We were set up in 1927. Cats are at the centre of everything we do and our objectives are: homing, neutering and educating people about cats and their care. We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.
At Cats Protection we strongly believe that neutering cats before they can breed is an essential part of cat ownership. Unfortunately some people have misconceptions about neutering, for example, that female cats should have one litter of kittens before being neutered. Our community cat champions play an important role in helping promote neutering in local communities. They build relationships with members of the public, encourage people to neuter their cats, dispel myths about neutering and ultimately help prevent unwanted cats in the future.
The role is varied and will involve the following :
• talking to members of the public day-to-day and at events
• promoting neutering campaigns and offering advice
• Linking with community groups to share neutering messages
• Attending community events to promote neutering campaigns
• Helping arrange transport for people to get their cat to the vet to be neutered
The volunteers will work alongside myself and/or other CP volunteers and usually spend 5 to 10 hours per week in this role, which is flexible depending on their availability and what we have planned.
At Cats Protection, we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, we provide support and guidance both remotely from our National Cat Centre and face to face through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering. We hope the support we provide will ensure our volunteers have a great experience with Cats Protection.
We are looking for someone with the following : A calm, friendly manner, the ability to speak to people from different backgrounds, a passion for meeting new people, building relationships and networking, knowledge of your local area, willingness to be part of a team, good IT skills and the ability to travel by own or public transport.
Assisting with shopping for the food larder.
Driving to supermarkets to collect donations.
Main task is helping with the stock purchases for the food larder.
Home Start Clackmannanshire have been supporting families throughout our communities since 1988 through a combination of home visiting, group support, play sessions and parenting workshops. We recognise that being a parent, wherever you live and whatever your circumstances isn’t always easy. Our aim at Home Start Clackmannanshire is to help families achieve strong foundations for a healthy and happy future.
Administrative support is needed to assist the Operations Manager in undertaking key tasks including but not limited to those linked with Quality Assurance processes. This role will include:
Developing audit paperwork –checklists relating to files
Family Case file audits to ensure all information is up-to-date
Volunteer file audits to ensure supervision is up-to-date
Random sampling of data input to Home Start’s customised database MESH.
Checking MESH records against expenses claims
Providing support for funding applications by gathering data from MESH.
Training on MESH and Home Start processes will be provided by office manager/operations manager. Access to all other training provided by Home Start, including regular meetings with volunteers who under take family support work.
Bi-monthly 1-1 support will take place with Operations Manager.
This opportunity is flexible with regards to timings however must be within Home Start office hours Mon-Thurs 09:00-17:00, Fri 09:00-15:00
To carry out this role we are looking for someone with strong IT skills, including Word and Excel. You need to be someone who is able to work with deadlines, and engage with a range of people.
As you will have access to vulnerable families information and be among them on occasion, you will need to become a member of the PVG scheme. Home Start will support you through this application.
The Friendship Club provide respite care for people with memory impairment due to Dementia. They have a club which runs each Thursday from 12pm to 4:15pm based in Alloa. During this club, members are provided with lunch/afternoon tea and have access to stimulating activities which vary from dominoes, to dancing - there always tends to be a music based activity available.
As a volunteer driver for The Friendship Club, your role will be to collect and return the club members. If you have more than one member in your car you will also have an escort with you.
If you are interested in staying to help out with the club you are welcome to do so and this would involve helping serve the lunch, washing up and getting involved in the activities.
All volunteers will need to go through a PVG check and are expected to keep confidentiality about what happens/is said during the club.
Founded in 1962 (and known as Community Service Volunteers until 2015), Volunteering Matters has been leading UK volunteering in policy and practice for more than 50 years. We know, through years of successful work, that investing in people through the power of volunteering makes a tangible difference to the volunteer, the beneficiary and society as a whole. Our volunteer programmes help to improve health and well-being; build stronger, more inclusive communities; and achieve lasting results.
We believe that everyone can play a role in their community and should have the chance to participate; we build projects and programmes to reflect this. We focus on the needs of four distinct communities; young people, disabled people, families and older people.
Our team of handypeople complete small and minor maintenance jobs in older peoples homes. The types of jobs we do are the small things that it can be difficult to get a tradesperson to complete, and that older people often struggle with. Tasks can be varied but include things like: changing washers, unblocking sinks, building flat packed furniture, changing curtains, fitting handrails and putting up shelves.
We do not complete tasks that include decorating or gardening.
Volunteers also look out for and give customers advice on obvious fall or fire hazards in their homes. Sometimes, volunteers will sit down for a chat and a cup of tea in order to offer a personal touch. As part of this role, volunteers are also asked to complete a "job report" to the office once they have completed a task, handing in donations to the office and to issue donation receipts to clients.
For this role, we are looking for people that have the skills to complete DIY tasks, as well as good communication skills, an ability to work independently, be reliable, trustworthy, dedicated and have an interest in working with older people. The hours are flexible as they are based on our clients needs; however most volunteers do about an hour or two a week. You will have the opportunity to shadow a member of the team before beginning the role. You will also receive support from the Volunteer Coordinator, and have refresher training/get together's with the team on a quarterly basis.
Play Alloa was set up in 1992 and gained charity status in 1995, and is the leading provider of play and social opportunities for children, young people and adults with additional support needs and disabilities from across Clackmannanshire and the central belt.
Play Alloa are looking for volunteers aged 14+ to support staff and service users in Children's sessions.
Broad Street Play Session
10am-1pm(9:30am-1:30pm for volunteers and staff)
Dumyat Centre Play Session
10am-12:30pm(9:15am-1:15pm for volunteers and staff)
These groups are for children aged between 5 and 16 years old with disabilities and complex additional support needs. As a volunteer in this group you will be able to facilitate and get involved with a variety of activities whilst supporting our service users.
In these sessions, some structured activities will be laid out but the sessions are also an opportunity for free play which often involves loose parts and materials being made available for the children to choose their own play with.
All volunteers will work closely with the sessional staff and the session co-ordinators and will have regular contact with the development officer. Before starting, volunteers will go through an induction process and a PVG background check. Additional training will also be offered to volunteers.
Connect Alloa gained Charity status in February 2019 after Dave Crozier with support from St. Mungo’s Parish Church and his management team decided that the Community Audit of Alloa conducted in 2016-17 had unfortunately not progressed past the research phase and there was an identified need by the community of more provision being needed for youth, young adults and to support reducing social isolation.
Connect Alloa will run four weekly evening youth groups. These would include two for Primary sevens – third years of high school and the other to be for fourth years to 18 years of age. This has been designed this way to allow for appropriate interactions and transitions for all attendees.
At Connect Alloa we believe it is essential to enable young people to take ownership and responsibility for the youth projects as much as possible as we look to the future.
We hope to collaborate with young people and our wider community to raise awareness of what we do and to create new youth opportunities where possible.
Connect Alloa are looking to recruit a highly motivated and hard working individual as a
Youth Work Assistant to help support and develop the effective running of our new youth clubs.
It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person passionate about using their skills to provide effective support for the smooth running of the youth work, to ensure the charity can achieve its aims and allowing young people to help provide the evidence of what they want to drive the project forwards.
We would be looking for someone who would be willing to:
• Provide youth work support for a youth work sessions on a weekly basis (two evening sessions/4clubs per week)
• Facilitate a variety of planned activities for young people
between the age 11- 18 years old with a focus on helping young people to
create positive futures for themselves and their communities.
• Motivate young people to get involved in deciding and shaping a programme
of activities, enabling them to realise their potential and take positive action in
• Proactively engage with young people building positive relationships with
them and their families.
• Help motivate young people to engage with the activities provided
• Ensure the equipment in the club is in working order keeping it clean
and tidy before and after use.
• Assist the lead worker in collating monitoring and evaluation information
• Attend youth work training, safeguarding training and supervision sessions.
There are many qualities we are looking for including:
• Time to offer the youth group and its members.
• Patience and common sense.
• A positive view of young people.
• An understanding of young people.
• A sense of humour.
• Willingness to learn.
• Willingness to engage with the community and try new things.
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
The Gate Charity was founded in 2011 to provide practical help for positive change by operating various projects such as a Soup Pot, Foodbank, Home Starter Pack Project, School Uniform Bank, Community Café, and small peer led social groups. Our services support a variety of people, for example those affected by homelessness, addiction, mental health conditions, social isolation and poverty.
A marketing / social media volunteer will be responsible for updating our company website, our internal media folder and our Facebook page on a weekly basis. It would also be useful if the volunteer would be happy to market our services throughout Clackmannanshire to promote our projects which supports people affected by addiction, poverty, mental health, social isolation and domestic abuse.
The volunteer will work very closely with our Centre Manager who will also provide any support and training required to support the role within the organisation. Volunteer’s expenses and full training will be provided.
Computing skills is essential to update our social media and website. It would be useful if the volunteer has some marketing experience to promote our projects throughout Clackmannanshire.
It would be useful but not essential if the volunteer has some marketing experience.