Volunteering opportunities advertised
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.
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.
To assist with the general running of the cafe. From waiting tables, prepping drinks orders, using the till, cleaning and customer service.
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.
Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.
Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.
If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.
To see all opportunities to volunteer within Barnardo's, you can visit our website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.
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.
Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a Community Kindness Supporter means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.
Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a Community Kindness Supporter is so important.
Volunteering to be a Community Kindness Supporter will help people living with our conditions who may be isolated and stuck in their homes with deliveries of shopping and essential items such as medication, which they otherwise may not be able to obtain.
You must have no underlying health conditions, don't get a flu jag and under 70 years old to be a Community Kindness Volunteer.
Victim Support volunteers are offered full training and support to act as part of a team, offering home-visiting, appointment and telephone support to people affected by crime. Volunteers will work in the local community. Victim Support has a very flexible attitude to volunteers' availability.
Our Wigtownshire branches are currently seeking a local person with some office/cash handling experience to help within either the Stranraer office or the Newton Stewart office. This position is a voluntary position, all relevant training will be provided as will out of pocket expenses. We are looking for someone who can commit to approximately 4 hours per week