Volunteering opportunities advertised
Volunteers will visit and befriend patients in acute hospital wards, and maintain contact with them during their inpatient stay (or in the case of mental health services the volunteer support could continue into the community). Volunteers will respect the patients personal belief’s and provide a basic level of emotional support.
We need your help to make someones day.
Transporting patients from across East Renfrewshire to & from hospitals/health centres (drivers own transport required).
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Contact us ideally by email and after completing a volunteer registration form and returning to us. It generally takes around 6 weeks for you to start volunteering. If you do not receive a response from the organisation within 6 weeks, please contact the Volunteer Centre.
Do you have some time to Spare? Do you like shopping? Do you enjoy other peoples company and a good natter?
Would you like to help by accompany and assisting older people in small groups on shopping trips?
Opportunity open to anyone over 25 years of age.
We need your help to make some older peoples day by accompanying and assisting them on shopping trips with other voulunteer buddies.
No expericence required and transport is provided.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Contact us ideally by email and after completing a Volunteer registration form and returning to us, it generally takes around 6 weeks for you to start volunteering.
If you do not receive a response from the organisation within 6 weeks, please contact the Volunteer Centre.
Volunteering as a member of our Charity Retail Drivers team, you will use the Hospice vehicles to assist with the collection and distribution of stock between our 18 shops and warehouse around Glasgow. Each shop is unique within the community, therefore it is crucial that the stock is delivered to the selected shop to ensure we generate and maximise our income in support of the Hospice.
Promote and raise the profile of the Hospice throughout the local community and the importance of raising funds through the shops; Deliver and collect stock in a Hospice vehicle to the required location within specific timescales and in a safe manner; Carry out the transfer of donated goods between shop locations working in cooperation with the Shop Managers; Deliver and collect small furniture items to and from customers homes; Assist in maintaining vehicles to a good standard by promptly reporting any suspected defects; Undertake any other duties as and when necessary; Understand the importance of confidentiality at all times and maintain high standards with regard to communicating information in a confidential manner.
The shoppers are given grocery lists to pick for customers in a local supermarket and are supported by delivery volunteers in this activity. Grocery shopping takes place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year.
Volunteers are shopping using a standard trolley and require a degree of physical fitness.
Would you like to help children and young people engage in activities to build their skills and confidence and engage in their local community? The participation support volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people.
This role will involve interacting with young people aged 10 - 18 years via a variety of activities e.g. arts, crafts, DJ workshops and general youth work at our weekly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.
Our Home Visitors play a vital role in delivery of our service by visiting potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer.
- Contact potential fosterer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place.
- Carry out the home visit following the guidelines provided by PFSS.
- Complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator.
There are thousands of possibilities available to you through Girlguiding Scotland. Leadership, skills, challenges and adventures are all found and made whilst with Girlguiding Scotland.
There are waiting lists for girls to join Units in the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows because they need more adult volunteers throughout Scotland.
Leaders can participate in a whole host of activities and times are flexible, so you can give as little or as much as you like. Most Units meet once a week during term-time. There are loads of other opportunities for you to get involved in during the holidays of weekends, if you wish.
Girls and Young women today participate in a wide-range of activities such as DJ-ing, water sports, singing, dancing, arts & crafts and much more.
Unit Leaders are given training both 'on the job and through training sessions.
For more information visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk
Ready to begin your adventure? There are five sections you can join, depending on your age. The activities and opportunities vary but what is the same is that each will empower you to make friends, learn skills and try new things.
You can I help with Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Simply let us know your availability and how you would like to help and we will match this to roles within your local area.
You do not need to have a background in Scouting
If your child is in Scouting, You could help
Many of our helpers and Leaders are parents of our youth Members. This is for a number of reasons including being able to see first hand how Scouting benefits young people and wanting to give something back, being able to spend more time with their child and realising that volunteering for Scouting is enjoyable and teaches them new skills. Speak to your child’s Section Leader to discuss how you might become involved.
You can help out on a flexible basis.
Whether you can help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play. Learn more.
Although Scouting is a uniformed organisation, adults in Scouting do not have to wear a uniform.
What is the process for joining?
There is an application form to fill out which someone in your Group will be able to help you with. For some roles you will be required to meet a small group of people outside of the Group to discuss the role you wish to take on. References are also required for some roles. An enhanced Criminal Records (or equivalent in Scotland or Northern Ireland) check is carried out on all volunteers.
Young Leader (14-18)
Group Scout Leader