Dumfries & Galloway
Volunteering opportunities advertised
Dumfries & Galloway:
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
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.
We are looking for a volunteer to assist with sorting donations of clothing, books and general bric-a-brac. Your role will also involve greeting customers and help the shop to have a welcoming and friendly environment which is kept clean and tidy. You will also need to operate the till and serve the customers.
It is important for the all our volunteers to be supportive of the aims and objectives of the Salvation Army.
We are always looking for friendly volunteers who would like to help support the village hall. There are many opportunities, it may be as simple as coming along on a clean up day, helping open the hall for an event or closing up. There are a number of events every year and we are always looking for willing hands on people to help set up the hall, run the raffle or help on the bar. There is always lots of fun to be had and although we have a very small committee they are dedicated and would appreciate any support offered by any volunteer.
The main current focus of LING is keeping the Town Hall in New Galloway open for the use of the community, but grant funding may soon lead to a new range of activities involving more volunteers engaged through the Galloway Glens Projects in restoring old paths and cycle-ways and developing an old walled garden. At the moment, there are no paid staff in this charity - all are volunteers. The work might involve:
1. Helping to recruit volunteers;
2. Keeping a note of volunteers and the work they are doing (important to have records for fundraising purposes as well as being important to recognise how much help people give);
3. Helping to do the asking when volunteer help is needed for an event or whatever;
4. Keeping an eye on advice in relation to recruiting, supporting and recognising volunteers and nudging us when necessary;
5. Being a point of contact for volunteers for support or information
Assit, part of project - This opportunity will involve volunteers to support the service user, to enable them to attend appointments or increase their social activities. This may include visiting places of interest or going shopping. The volunteer will support a person with a visual loss or hearing loss (or both), to help enhance their life. This may involve having a flexible approach, giving the individual an opportunity to choose a time which suits them, but also fits in with the volunteer. Therefore, this may be a different day each week. This in turn encourages independence, helps to build confidence and improves general well being and outlook.
General support, assisting at information events/ other events including sighted guiding for visually impaired people and/or guide communicator for hard of hearing people.
Volunteer Delivery Drivers & Helpers help to deliver a vital grocery shopping & delivery service for older people who have difficulty doing their own shopping . Driver and helper working together as a team to load vans unpack customers shopping and take payment for the shopping.
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.
Supported by the Volunteer Co-ordinator, this is a really enjoyable role delivering talks about Leonard Cheshire to the public in community venues, as and when arranged. Preprepared slides and IT projection equipment are available. The volunteer will meet new people, gain skills, broaden horizons and have lots of fun!