Volunteering opportunities advertised
The Fleet valley volunteers extend a warm welcome to all new volunteers.
We work every Wednesday morning on projects in the Gatehouse area. This includes looking after the Town Hall garden, maintaining local core paths and paths in Cally woods, beach cleaning, as well as work with other bodies such as the Galloway Fisheries Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cally Gardens. These opportunities are enjoyable and rewarding.
Food Train provides a low cost home delivery service of grocery shopping to elderly people who aren't able to get out and shop for themselves. Our volunteer shoppers shop from orders that customers have written. Effective checking of the order whilst shopping makes sure that our customers get what they want. Shoppers start at 9.30am in Morrisons, Stranraer and shop until the orders are finished - it usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Volunteer shoppers generally shop weekly or fortnightly.
In a nut shell, we are looking for volunteers who can provide a great visitor experience here on the reserve and who love nature as much as we do to join our team!!
We’d like you to help us improve our face to face engagement with visitors, making their experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. The role offers a range of tasks but we especially want individuals who can help us in the visitor centre, to meet and greet people of all ages and introduce them to the site.
SHAX is a young local charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by homelessness and/or poverty through recycling and reusing household goods. We provide emergency starter packs for people in crisis moving into new tenancies. Our starter pack volunteer role includes preparing goods for our clients, including crockery, cutlery, towels, bedding, hygiene and cleaning items etc. This role is varied e.g. wrapping up plates, to ironing bedding to collecting and packing kitchen goods to help someone turn a house into a home.
Dumfries and Galloway Befriending Project is currently expanding into Newton Stewart and the Machars. If you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis, we would love to hear from you.
D&G Befriending Project recruits, trains and matches adult volunteers with vulnerable young people aged between 8 and 18 on a one-to-one basis, providing support, friendship and a positive role model. Training, support and all out-of-pocket expenses are provided.
What does being a speaker involve?
•Identifying and sourcing opportunities to deliver talks to groups, clubs and organisations in your local area.
•Talks should be natural, enthusiastic and passionate about sharing our life changing stories, highlighting the difference GD continues to make to people’s lives who are living with sight loss.
•Attending cheque presentations and corporate supporters of Guide Dogs when requested by the local Guide Dogs team in order to grow their support and passing on any donations received
•Encouraging local organisations and groups to support and fundraise for Guide Dogs.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
Benefits for you:
Having access to appropriate training for the role
You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
Being part of a friendly, committed team
Attending local events
• The process is that they go onto the bud website www.poppybud.org.uk and fill in the small registering an interest form, from there, there will be an informal chat and then full application will be sent with references, once references are received and e-learning completed then they can volunteer.
For further information or to express your interest in this opportunity, please get in touch:
Online – www.poppybud.org.uk/volunteer
Email – email@example.com
Phone – Sandra Comrie – 0141 773 6221
To assist with the general running of the cafe. From waiting tables, prepping drinks orders, using the till, cleaning and customer service.
The role is to provide Advocacy to vulnerable people across Dumfries & Galloway. To both empower and enable clients to be heard and to take as much control of their situation as is possible.
Being an Advocate involves listening and making sure the client's thoughts and wishes are understood and that the clients voice is heard. It is about the client being in control of their own situation.
As well as face-to-face client meetings there will be a requirement for updates about the progression of the clients case. These can be either hand written or electronic, full training will be given. You will also be required to attend meetings with the client and source information to allow the person to make informed choices.
You will make a difference to other people's lives; develop new skills and meet new people and you will work alongside a small friendly team.
Volunteers can expect to be involved in:
Serving customers, Arranging and replenishing stock, helping make changes to the shop layour, pricing and stock rotation. Sharing your passion for cat welfare and promoting the work of Cats Protection.
This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on their feet the whole time.