Volunteering opportunities advertised
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.
Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.
Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.
If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.
To see all opportunities to volunteer within Barnardo's, you can visit our website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.
Volunteers required to facilitate weekly telephone support groups for people recovering from cancer treatment.
ME Research UK is a highly regarded, professionally run charity with a principal aim to commission and fund biomedical, scientific investigations into the causes, consequences and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [ME/CFS]. Since 2000, we have invested c £1.6M in biomedical research worldwide. The Board and staff are dedicated to ensuring that ME Research UK is a major force for change in our understanding of the illness and that our funded projects make a real, long-term difference to the lives and prospects of people with ME/CFS
As a trustee you would have a pivotal role in our decision-making processes. For those with science/research or medical background, the position offers a fascinating opportunity to help shape our research focus and direction as we seek to expand our research funding output.
Full details of role and application form - http://www.meresearch.org.uk/biomedical-trustees/
Help improve the patient experience during their stay in hospital by providing friendship and stimulation for patients who may not receive any visitors. You will make a big difference to our patients and gain valuable experience of working in a healthcare setting. Can you make a difference to patients within a healthcare setting? People who have been in hospital for a prolonged period of time can experience isolation and frustration due to a lack of stimulation and visitors. Inverclyde Royal Hospital is looking for mature, confident volunteers to help improve the patients stay. Duties of the role will include providing friendship and stimulation for patients who do not receive any visitors. Volunteers will also be asked to chat to patients on a one to one basis, getting to know them on a personal basis. Reading to patients, or playing games such as dominos, cards or other board games. Support the patient during mealtimes by verbally encouraging them. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: You can contact us by telephone or by completing the online form at the bottom of the page. We will reply to you within 7 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time please contact Volunteer Glasgow. You should be able to start volunteering in the role within 4-6 weeks.
The times would be Thursdays in Ashgrove project, Quarriers Village 1-3pm or 10am- 1pm until the Lady is happy to move out into a community environment with Volunteer. Activities on a Thursday could be meal preparation, offering direction with domestic chores.
When out in the community it would be exercise class – yoga, Zumba ect and again it would be a Thursday and it would depend on the times of these classes.
6 months - 1 year to build up a friendship between lady and volunteer.
Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury service provides support to 17- 64year-olds living in the Renfrewshire area who have experienced an acquired brain injury.
The service is community based and provides brain injury awareness and strategies to help the person on a day to day basis and set realistic outcomes.
We are looking for a number of Volunteer Befrienders to support people in the community to enjoy activities and achieve goals in the persons care plan.
Examples of what the people would like to do/achieve include:
• Helping client to route plan to access the community, helping clients overcome the confusion of public transport and how to get to places on time
• To access community groups – travel and an introduction to the group assisting the person to make friends and build relationships reducing isolation.
• To enjoy leisure pursuits such as the gym/swimming
• Assisting with attending learning courses such as college overcoming fears and anxieties.
We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long term relationship with a positive adult role-model. The disruption children face leading up to, on coming into or leaving the care system can make this difficult to achieve within a family setting.
intandem has been set up to help young people face these challenges. The service will match mentees with trained volunteer mentors to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship.
Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have 3-4 hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in young people’s lives? Then this exciting new Volunteer Mentor opportunity is for you! Volunteer Mentors main tasks will be to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship with children & young people aged 8 – 14 who are looked after at home.
Purpose of the role
The Volunteer Mentor will work with young people who are looked after at home, building a trusting relationship, improving their chances in life and promoting the wellbeing of every child.
• working in a person centred way with young people
• providing opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities
• promote the wellbeing of every child through creative and fun approaches
• communicating and linking with the intandem mentor coordinator on a regular basis.
• working as part of a team as well as on your own.
Grow Movement works in countries classified as ‘Least Developed’ by the World Bank. Grow Movement started in Uganda and expanded to Malawi and Rwanda in 2012. Grow Movement alleviates poverty by helping entrepreneurs build their businesses this is done through volunteer consultants. By connecting volunteer consultants with entrepreneurs, Grow Movement can accelerate the economic performance of these businesses. Blending the business expertise of our volunteer consultants with the local knowledge of our entrepreneurs enables these businesses to grow and develop. Our Grow Movement volunteer consultants work with micro, small and medium sized companies in the service, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Most organisations that we work with have fewer than 5 employees. Our volunteers are global business professionals with skills in marketing, finance, strategy and business development who offer consultancy sessions for free. By skype, phone, and email, our volunteers mentor entrepreneurs and transfer business skills. This enables the entrepreneurs to run their businesses more effectively, increasing profitability and creating jobs in their communities. Volunteers typically mentor entrepreneurs for c.12 sessions over a period of 6 months. The required time commitment is 3-6 hours per month.
Many of us know what it is to be older, or to have a disability, because it has happened to us or to someone close to us. At the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), we’re here to help.
Part of the Shaw Trust Group, we are the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living. A national charity, we have built up over 40 years an unparalleled range of information on daily living equipment and other useful advice for people who might need some help in living their live to the full.
As one of our Independent Living Ambassadors you will go out to local community organisations to share that knowledge and raise awareness of our services, by delivering informal talks to small groups of people interested in knowing more.
Do you feel passionately about speaking out against injustice and tackling poverty? Do you want to take action? Do you want to do something that will help to build your skills and confidence? Then join us here at Oxfam! We’re a global movement of people who won’t live with poverty.
We are looking for students across the country to lead transformative campaigns. You will bring people together to develop and deliver campaigning activities and events, to inspire and motivate others to take action on poverty. You will receive training in key skills, one to one support, the opportunity to network with other campaigners and invitations to participate in Oxfam's events and campaigns at a national level.
We will help you to build the skills, experience and confidence needed for you to excel as a change maker on your campus and beyond. During your time as a student campaigner will also gain a host of transferable skills which lots of employers are looking for!
Please note: This is a voluntary role. All applicants must reside in the UK, and be aged 18+