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.
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.
We’re looking for a female volunteer to assist our Support Worker accompany an older woman, who has multiple support needs, with her much loved weekly swimming session. The role will suit someone who has a calm/friendly/reassuring manner and is comfortable in the pool. The woman supported wears a swimming aid at all times and uses a swimming noodle. The role does not include responsibility for the woman’s safety/personal care nor does it require any life-saving skills
To promote and lobby for equality acroos all areas of disability, raise awareness of group and increase membership to allow the voice of people with disabilities to inform decision that have an impact on their lives.
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
Our volunteer fundraising mentors are paired with community sports clubs who need expertise in fundraising to become more sustainable and increase their capacity.
We support groups who are utilising sport to bring about real social difference so you’ll be paired with a group that are doing really inspiring work.
These groups are doing incredible work but require some guidance around fundraising in order to make them more sustainable and increase their capacity…this is where you come in.
If you enjoy working with people and have a desire to make a difference then please does get in touch.
The sewing and merchandiser role will involve sewing cushions, steaming clothes and keeping display of stock rotated including arranging clothes on stands
The monthly female peer group is for unpaid carers who look after a relative or friend who has an illness, disability, addiction or are frail or elderly. The group allows carers to meet others in a similar situation, time out from their caring role and access support and information. The facilitator would welcome carers, encourage discussion and liaise with a member of staff to organise relevant speakers if and when requested by carers