Volunteering opportunities advertised
Simple aids and equipment can help many thousands of older and disabled people live independently in their own homes, for longer. Your role will be to go out to communities across Lothian to demonstrate how equipment can help and where it can be found. Using the Disabled Living Foundation's resources, you will be confident in engaging audiences and raising awareness of the equipment that can change lives.
Befrienders provide dedicated one-to-one support for people living with HIV or Hepatitis C. The service works by introducing a volunteer befriender to an individual who is living with a blood borne virus. The befriender then meets with the individual they’ve been matched with one-to-one, for approximately 2 hours per week. The support the befrienders provide can be as wide and varied as the needs of each individual and may include meeting for coffee or a meal, going out for a walk etc.
Tasks will include: Leading on delivering RSPB's standardised learning activities to primary school children, each of the three workshops last 90 minutes and focuses predominantly on learning outdoors; Inspiring children about wildlif, facilitating their learning during activities; Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary; Regularly checking and responding to emails as this will be our primary method of communicating with you and for sending school requests through to you.
The best Boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. The role of a Trustee is to ensure that Queensferry Sports and Community Hub fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries through provision of sports facilities, opportunities and community space and delivering on our charitable purposes: to provide recreational facilities to members of the general public in the area around, but not limited to, South Queensferry, Dalmeny and Kirkliston.
Are you friendly, patient and able to build a good rapport with people? We are looking for volunteers to spend time with blind and partially sighted people both outside and in their homes on a regular basis. You will help with small tasks such as reading correspondence and also take them out for short walks or coffee to help them feel less isolated and retain their independence.
Could you support us to source a range of talks to promote our talking books service? The campaign aims to raise £1 million to fund 400 new books. You will help us to research potential groups, coordinate the planning, speaker allocation and carry out follow up on talks. Your support will help us to end isolation for blind and partially sighted people, giving them the freedom to read again.
Can you Dance? We need a dance tutor to teach blind and partially sighted people the fun and pleasure they can get from dancing. You will arrange the music and assist them with learning basic dance steps.
As a Heat Hero volunteer you will deliver face to face advice and support at home visits, helping people understand how to better control energy usage in their homes, so that they can better afford their heating. Wheelchair users are welcome to apply though may be called upon less frequently as not all properties to be visited will have wheelchair access.
To help deliver our current waste projects, Zero Waste Leith and Waste Free Edinburgh.
Typical activities we might ask our volunteers to carry out, usually alongside a member of staff, include: Hosting a stall / attending a community event; Delivering or supporting the delivery of a talk or workshop to a community group; Interviewing people about waste and recycling habits on their doorstep or in public places; Office administration tasks; Developing resources, monitoring and recording the number of bins presented on recycling days.
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.