Volunteering opportunities advertised
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Menstrie Tiny Tots is run by its members for its members. They welcome all parents and carers of children age 5 and under. The group meets each Monday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm. Children enjoy active play, arts & crafts and musical activities as well as a snack and drink. Tea and coffee are provided for parents and carers along with much-needed support. The group is a great way to get to know more people in the village and allows the children to make friends, helping the transition into nursery and primary school. The peer support has also been a lifeline for many new parents/carers to adjust to the new challenges raising a child/ren entails.
The group are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning and delivery of activity sessions. You will be involved in assisting to plan each session, and could have different themes/activities for each. For example having a crafts session, or games. Songs and stories are also a favourite.
To carry out this role, you will volunteer alongside parents, carers and fellow volunteers. The board members of the group are at the sessions, and will be your training and support network throughout your role. Experience working with children would be beneficial, but a cheery disposition, and a creative streak is what matters to bring fun and learning to each session.
Any training required will be carried out as much as possible "on the job". You will have the chance to shadow fellow volunteers, and go through a short induction. Additional training (such as food hygiene for preparing snack) will be arranged as necessary.
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.
Forth Valley Disability Sport provides sporting opportunities to children, young people and adults with physical, sensory and learning disabilities throughout the Forth Valley area.
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.