Volunteering opportunities advertised
You can help change someone’s life through volunteering. We are looking for volunteer buddies to be matched with potential volunteers who need some support to volunteer because of a disability, mental health issue or other barrier. Depending on the needs of the volunteer you will possibly accompany the volunteer to meet the organisation, volunteer alongside them and continue to support them through meetings, phone calls, texts, emails etc. Full training and support will be provided.
Makers’ Mentor following full training on the equipment will be in charge of helping the beginner makers. It will include operating a large scale Epson digital printer, vinyl cutter, OKI white toner printer, heat-press and laminator. In return the Makers’ Mentor will be allowed to use the equipment for personal use for free.
Lingo Flamingo are searching for volunteer language tutors! You must be compassionate and willing to share your language skills (either French, Spanish, Italian or German) with older adults in care homes and day centres in Edinburgh. You will be given teaching training before starting a project, and then you must be free for 10 consecutive weeks. Classes usually take place on a weekday in the morning or early afternoon. Own transport desirable but not essential, and travel expenses reimbursed.
Once approved volunteers can look after a child who has been referred to us and invest time with them by taking them out for a few hours to do fun activities. If they have a spare room they may be able to host them overnight. Others meet up with parents or carers and go to the shops, go out for a walk or help with paperwork but above all else take time to be a listen and support. Resource Friends may do some painting, joinery, gardening or anything practical that helps out.
Whizz-Kidz aim to transform the lives of young wheelchair users aged between 2 and 25. We do this by providing life changing mobility equipment, exciting youth groups and wheelchair skills training. There are sometimes extra opportunities, such as volunteering at a residential camp. Volunteers can support us to reach this aim by: Supporting young people to get involved in activities, leading activities or ice breakers, acting as a positive role model for young wheelchair users.
Set and maintain PEP's vision, mission and values, support strategic development of services, establish and monitor policies, monitor employment procedures alongside Manager, support the Manager, promote the organisation.
Our escorts will receive training that will make them competent in assisting frailer older people in wheelchairs. This training is an accredited course where students will receive a nationally recognised certificate Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS). Must be willing to undertake a disclosure through the PVG Scheme
Libertus is a South Edinburgh based charity. We are looking for enthusiastic people to help us with some of the activities & projects which we run. These range from creating bi monthly radio shows, producing films & documentaries, annual theatre productions, intergenerational projects, alternative therapies, exercise & arts and crafts. You will be working with older people, younger people and people living with special needs. Particularly interested in hearing from people with web based skills.
This opportunity is about building relationships with our members and to help them carry out everyday tasks within the day care centre. Your Role would be to support and encourage our clients in their activities assisting them with mobilisation and general comfort. Communicating with them and help them build their confidence and self-esteem. You would also be required to assist on our buses by helping passengers get on and off the vehicle ensure they are secure along with any wheelchairs, baggag
Volunteers would help to organise games and activities to stimulate and provide exercise for dementia sufferers. Would also help to provide lunch and breakfast, by making food, clearing tables and washing/drying dishes. A rota system is in place so everyone takes a turn at different duties. There would also be a chance for conversation and reminiscence, to enable the volunteer to get to know everyone better. The atmosphere is one of fun and laughter and provides a great deal of satisfaction.