Volunteering opportunities advertised
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
What a Digital Champion is:
Digital Champions help people who get devices through Connecting Scotland to do things online like:
- connecting a device to the internet using the Wi-Fi settings, and putting in the password when they need to
- sharing documents by attaching them to an email
- understanding that not all online information and content that they see is reliable
- The aim is that, with support from Digital Champions, learners will be able to use the internet safely, confidently and effectively.
You do not need to be a technology expert to be a Digital Champion. But you do need to be confident in your own digital skills. You also need patience, enthusiasm and a desire to help others. FULL TRAINING AND SUPPORT IS PROVIDED!
What Digital Champions do
The kinds of things that Digital Champions might help learners to do include:
- setting up their device
- setting up an email address
- showing them how to use video calling
- showing them how to shop online
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We are really excited to be putting a call out for people to help us. As our Transport Museum grows, we are creating and promoting new exhibitions, and events for everyone in the community, BY the community and we want you to get involved!
Typical roles include, Front of House Assistant- meet and greet customer service advisers, Admin Assistants with several roles to choose from, Archivists, Social Media Leads, Writers for our magazine, Artists, Retail Assistants, Exhibition Researchers, Education Assistants and so much more!
If you are looking to change career and learn new skills, or indeed teach us some, get in contact! You just might want to do something different or just enjoy lending your spare time helping our community. There's something here for everyone so please do get in touch.
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MS Therapy Centre in Dundee is accepting applications from people to join their team of oxygen chamber operators. Our oxygen sessions operate 6 days a week in a non-clinical environment. Volunteers would ideally provide back-up and support to our lead chamber operators. Full training would take place on the premises. As some of our members require assistance in and out of the oxygen chamber, would ask that you are physically fit. Ideally volunteer sessions would last 2-3 hours, once a week. The chamber seats 8 people at one time.
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We are currently seeking individuals with an interest in making a difference, to support the development and continued sustainability of the centre. Whilst we would especially invite applications from those with a background in law, we would also encourage interest from individuals from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds.
The board currently meet every other month for around 2hrs, Meetings are held in the morning but there is flexibility around this. The Board currently meets remotely but this may change.
This is a voluntary unpaid position.
For further information, to discuss further or to note interest please get in touch.
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We are recruiting a full-time volunteer for a six-month placement within our Communications team, funded by the European Solidarity Corps! You will sit within our wider communications team focusing on our ProjectScotland brand’s communications, as well as providing some support to our wider work across Scotland and the UK. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in a varied range of tasks that interest you and you’ll help to promote the work we do to the public, potential volunteers, other charities and even funders. Whether you’re helping to raise the profile of a brand new project by coming up with exciting social media content, writing case studies of volunteer experiences or supporting the wider comms team with a nationwide campaign, this is an amazing opportunity to gain some real experience in the world of communications in a dynamic organisation!
This placement is based in Edinburgh, accommodation with another volunteer and a weekly allowance will be provided.
Want to know more? Get in touch! email@example.com
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Advisers interview clients and let the client explain the problem. They help clients to clarify issues by exploring the problem and asking questions. Advisers give information using “Adviser Net”, local files and / or reference books, explain the information and give clients advice on the choices they have. Advisers also give practical help, for example, completing forms, benefits calculation, speaking or writing to another agency on their behalf.
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In the last year, lockdown and restrictions on people meeting, general fears and uncertainties have meant that people have stayed at home, with the knock-on effect that their strength and balance has decreased and coupled with an icy winter means there has been a marked increase in falls.
We wish to establish a more cohesive approach to helping people prevent falls and recover from a fall, whether that be in encouraging balance and strength actions, advice leaflets or signposting to services that work within this field. Previous activities within this area of work had to be halted because of lockdown and social distancing restrictions.
In order to tackle this in our current environment, we are seeking willing volunteers to get involved, share experiences with peers, plan and support the steps needed to take things forward. There are a variety of roles listed below for Falls Prevention Ambassadors including a steering group which will be instrumental in gathering info and sharing with all concerned.
Falls Prevention Ambassadors - roles available:
1. Steering group - As a steering group volunteer you will be involved in shaping the way this programme moves forward. Bringing your skills and knowledge of falls either through your work or personal experience. Your motivation to look broadly at what the current provision is and to work together to share ideas and actions that help others prevent and recover from falls. An ability to work alongside other members of the steering group to progress, and create good communication channels with those within other roles to help with direction and support.
2. Story sharing - If you have experienced a fall, or have looked after someone in that situation, through your work or in your personal life. This is a powerful story to share with others, whether it is a proactive road to recovery, or what you missed, a service that was invaluable or any advice you can share to someone who may find themselves in the same situation. Your story can help others understand what they should do. Story sharing may be done in a variety of ways, written, filmed, or in a conversation over the phone. In the future, when meeting up is simpler, it may be to engage with groups such as movement classes instructors, or community groups meeting socially.
3. Signposting and supporting - You can help motivate people by giving them up to date information of the resources available, and linking them to information channels. It is about piecing together what is already there, and how easy is it to access. As physio classes start back within the community you may be involved in giving a short talk about your falls experience and what has helped you regain confidence.
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We would like you to:
Volunteer at least 2 hours a week; the service is available 7 days a week.
Drive and have access to a vehicle, though this is not essential.
Have good communication skills.
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We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need. If you have any questions before applying please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 5 days ago
Can you help our customers feel less isolated by supporting them to use technology to connect with the wider world?
We are looking for friendly volunteers who are confident with basic IT skills and have the patience to share skills with people who may be completely new to using technology.
You also need to enjoy making casual conversation and building familiar relationships. Customers are perhaps unsure how to connect to the internet, charge their device, video call a friend or do shopping online. Helping someone make a video call for the first time to family and friends really makes a difference to their quality of life along with their mood and mental wellbeing.
At Blackwood we believe that using technology can significantly improve the lives of our customers. We provide care (in care homes), care at home services and tenancies to people with different support needs. Our customers have been offered a tablet which is set up with our innovative system CleverCogs. Your role will involve supporting our Digital Skills Coaches by meeting and supporting learners on a regular basis to build their confidence and develop new skills. Some customers don’t like to ask for more help, so knowing there is a wider network of buddies that can provide digital support will be very beneficial. This is where your time will be invaluable!
Due to COVID-19 this role will start remotely, providing help over the phone or a video call. As restrictions ease, you will be able to visit customers in their home. Hopefully getting to meet some of the people you’ve helped remotely.
What will you get from volunteering?
• Supporting your local community to join the digital age and providing them with the autonomy to run their own lives online
• The opportunity to be involved in key unforgettable digital-learning moments, such as their first video call with a much-missed family member
• By providing a friendly face and conversation, you are helping to eradicate social isolation for many
• Satisfaction that you’ve made a difference to the lives of Blackwood Customers and the wider community.
• Build on trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
• Awareness and knowledge of differing accessibility and communication needs, and how to meet those needs
• Evidence of IT, communication and disability accessibility knowledge and skills for your CV
• Induction to Blackwood and our Peoplehood project
• Training on the likely issues that you’ll help with to ensure you’re confident undertaking your role.
• Support throughout your volunteering. Staff will be available should you need assistance and we’ll have regular catch ups.
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Morning volunteer escorts should attend at morning team meetings. Afternoon volunteers to liase with the volunteer team leader regarding any updated information. When collecting/returning service users, two escorts will go to the house door. Patience is required as some of the Service Users have mobility problems. In some cases, you may need to ensure their home is secure and they have keys to get back in. A visual scan is carried out checking electrical items are switched off. In some cases, contact should be made with other agencies to alert them of departure/return of the Service User from/ to their home. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers interested in gaining new skills and qualifications in the care of older people. Some of our service users have dementia problems, others physical disabilities. Volunteers will be encouraged to obtain a Moving & Handling and a First Aid qualification. Once in post, with volunteer consent, we will apply for an I.L.A. (Individual Learning Account) to help pay the cost of these courses. Volunteers should read notice boards for updates regarding training or fundraising activities.
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