Volunteering opportunities advertised
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will collect and transfer donations for the shop, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity.
The role includes:
• Collecting donated stock
• Delivering stock to the charity shop
• Transferring donations between shops
• Put collection bags out in the community to be collected
We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers.
Are you excited about saving nature and making a difference for future generations?
Nature is struggling, but if we pull together we can make a real difference. Every year our fantastic pin badge volunteers help to raise valuable funds which allow us to manage a variety of projects in East Scotland. Through our iconic pin badges we have raised over £6 million since 1997. We have volunteers placing pin badges in pubs, garden centres, and tourist attractions.
Are you a good coordinator who likes to get out in the local community?
We are urgently looking for enthusiastic, organised individuals, with good communications skills and knowledge of Dundee to become Pin Badge Minders.
Can you spare around 6-10 hours per month? Visit and manage 5- 10 pin badge boxes. Regularly bank the money from the pin badge boxes. Use a simple online system to record your activities.
If you would be interested in this rewarding role, where you will be making a difference in East Scotland then we would love to hear from you.
After all, if there is no home for nature, there will be no nature. Help us give nature a home.
Helm works with around 200 young people every year who go into full-time employment, work experience placements or start a range of courses in Further Education Colleges. The training focuses predominantly on supporting young people who are not in education, employment or training and aims to be flexible and responsive to their needs. Your role as Group Assistant would be: To assist the Instructor in delivering SQA Communication, ICT, Numeracy, Problem Solving & ASDAN modules to groups of 8-10 people; To be involved in assisting with the delivery of training in life skills & social skills; To support with delivery of employability skills in preparation for the workplace i.e writing letters & CVs & applying for jobs; To accompany groups on any social outings or employability events, i.e. employer visits; To be a role model & share personal knowledge & experience of work with trainees; Help to mentor those trainees who require additional support. You would be expected to attend any in house training/meetings relevant to the volunteer role.
We redistribute food which would end up in waste, to non-profit organisations in Tayside and Fife. These groups then provide meals for people who are experiencing food poverty, social isolation or other hardships.
We need Mentors who can give a few hours to help other volunteers with support needs. This is a vital part of providing this valuable service to thousands of individuals in need. Working as part of a team, the van crew load and unload crated food to local community food members.
If you have patience, good people skills and the desire to support others with minor needs to achieve the above tasks then get involved and help others to get involved socially.
This role includes teaching bilingual children and adults. If you can speak fluent Russian you can develop your own subject as long as it sounds interesting and engaging. If you are a native English speaker you can help our Russian speaking parents brush up on their English.
This is an opportunity to help and support women at a very important time following the birth of their baby. For many new mothers this can be an overwhelming time and women have said that having someone to listen and help, spend time and talk through how to breastfeed would have made a huge difference to them. An initial period of training on breastfeeding management, communication skills, listening skills and expectations of the role in a hospital ward environment will be provided.
Following completion of training you will provide additional support to women in the postnatal wards at Ninewells Hospital on a rotational basis. This will ensure consolidation of training and build your confidence on how to provide support with breastfeeding.
Regular meetings will be arranged to ensure all volunteers have the necessary ongoing support, updates and help to manage this volunteering opportunity.
Your role will include interacting with online members giving feedback on the creative arts posts they leave in a positive constructive way. Having a creative, positive and constructive approach will be required. Mentoring will be provided. Spread your wings and come fly with us.
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Could you guide delegates around a venue? Our Looking Forward courses offer practical advice, and an opportunity to socialise for people affected by visually impairment. We are looking for friendly volunteers to offer a warm reception making them feel welcomed with refreshments and conversation.
Volunteers help ensure the shop is tidy and attractive; you can use your creativity to make eye-catching window displays, sorting and replacing stock to keep the shop looking fresh and stylish. Incoming donations are organised and labelled, and clothes steamed and tagged. Our polite, approachable volunteers assist customers; welcoming them through the door, ringing purchases through the cash register and encouraging signing up to the Gift Aid scheme. A bonus of volunteering in this role is having access to great quality items at reasonable prices, as soon as they hit the shop floor!
In the shop volunteer role you will develop your understanding of stock management, marketing and customer service. These skills are valuable for personal development as well as very relevant to careers in retail, advertising and business. You will have the opportunity to meet lots of people, play an active role in your community and make friends.
Dundee Survival Group is an organisation which provides accommodation and support for homeless people. Volunteers would be working with the Engagement project, aimed at improving our service, building our service users skills and confidence.
The project is run as a drop in. Volunteers will help with the daily running tasks and supporting service users. The project also runs a programme of workshops, discussions, events and outings. Volunteers are encouraged to develop this programme along side staff and service users.
Peer learning is highly valued and so any skills or interests volunteers hold, we would encourage them to utilise. This may be in art or other creative fields, writing, music, sport, computer skills, cooking e.t.c. Other tasks may be assisting with funding, fund-raising, light admin tasks, outreach and liaising with similar organisations. Support and on the job training will be provided.