Volunteering opportunities advertised
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.
Hawkhill strive to create a base for the community. They offer educational, social and physical benefit to those in Alloa in addition to working in partnership with associated agencies and organisations to strenghen local resources and enhance the services operating in the area.
Hawkhill are currently looking for volunteers to assist with their homework club. This opportunity will allow you to help the younger members of the community with a variety of homework tasks.
The club run on Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm; if you can spare 2 hours to help on even one of these days it would be great.
You are required to be a member of the PVG scheme but Hawkhill will assist in this. You will also be given training for the role. You will also benefit from complementary food and drinks from the cafe whilst you are volunteering.
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.
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.
RSABI is a unique Scottish charity providing financial assistance, support and a helpline to people who have worked in land-based employment and through age, injury, illness or misfortune now experience hardship.
RSABI helps hundreds of people with backgrounds in agriculture, forestry, fish-farming, rural estate work, gamekeeping, crofting and horticulture who, due to illness, disability, poverty or crisis, find that they are unable to cope.
They are looking for volunteers in Clackmannanshire who are willing and able to visit and/or telephone existing clients to offer friendship and support. This may involve assisting them with completing annual declarations if appropriate; and to ensure they still meet the criteria for an award from RSABI. You will be the kind of person who is good at researching/already knows what is in the community so that you can help beneficiaries apply for further support if appropriate.
To carry out this role, you will be provided with all necessary training. This involves having an induction with the Welfare Manager, and then shadowing, and being shadowed by Case Officers until you feel ready to carry out the role unassisted. This role is fully flexible around your other commitments, with timings set by yourself as to when you are able to carry out the role. There is no minimum time commitment required.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity supporting anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. We were set up by families themselves in 2003, who came together to support each other and campaign for recognition. We work with these families providing listening and emotional support, signposting and dedicated services.
Fundraising is a vital part of what we do and without collecting donations big and small it would be very difficult for us to carry out our work – will you help maximise fundraising opportunities for Scottish Families? We are seeking enthusiastic, committed individuals who can represent the charity locally and act as an ambassador for our work. You will learn or develop your skills in grassroots fundraising, turning pennies into pounds and making a vital contribution to our annual fundraising targets. If you are looking to build your experience in fundraising, events assistance and networking this is the ideal role for you.
Fundraising activities will include
• Building relationships with local businesses.
• Finding homes for our collecting cans
• Helping with events such as bag packs, information stalls and sporting events
• Working as part of team with other volunteers or working on your own depending on nature of the event
No experience of fundraising is necessary as we will provide full training as well as regular catch ups.
Following an informal chat for the volunteer to get to know the organisation a two hour fundraising training session will be held. The volunteer will then have one staff member who is their pint of contact, they can get in touch at any time and will also get regular face-to-face catch ups.
Volunteering Matters is the UK’s leading volunteering charity. We recruit, train and support 30,000 volunteers across the UK. Our Clackmannanshire Befriending Project involves volunteers who befriend vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-18 in the local area. Volunteers are fully recruited and trained before being matched one-to-one with a young person in Clackmannanshire. Together, the volunteer and young person participate in “outings” in the community on a regular basis.
Volunteers pass on their skills and experience as well as providing the young person with a few hours of fun. A victim of circumstance, the young person may have experienced difficulties in their lives such as isolation, problems at home or disability. By giving up a couple of hours on a regular basis, you could make a real difference where it is needed most.
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 Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire works with NHS Forth Valley to develop volunteering in local hospitals. We are looking for older volunteers or those in/approaching retirement to carry out support roles in Stirling Community Hospital, Falkirk Community Hospital, Forth Valley Royal Hospital or Clackmannanshire Healthcare Centre - with the aim of making a visit to the hospital a better experience for patients and visitors.
Volunteers provide support to patients and visitors in many different departments. There are w wide range of volunteer roles available and we will help to find one which suits you! Volunteers contribute to the well-being of patients and visitors by being a listening ear, and a helpful and friendly face welcoming people to the hospital. Our volunteers feel valued, make new friends and keep active in retirement.