Volunteering opportunities advertised
What does being a speaker involve?
•Identifying and sourcing opportunities to deliver talks to groups, clubs and organisations in your local area.
•Talks should be natural, enthusiastic and passionate about sharing our life changing stories, highlighting the difference GD continues to make to people’s lives who are living with sight loss.
•Attending cheque presentations and corporate supporters of Guide Dogs when requested by the local Guide Dogs team in order to grow their support and passing on any donations received
•Encouraging local organisations and groups to support and fundraise for Guide Dogs.
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.
Belville Community Gardens are looking for volunteers to help with their catering. We are looking for volunteers who have professional catering experience.
Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a Community Kindness Supporter means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.
Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a Community Kindness Supporter is so important.
Volunteering to be a Community Kindness Supporter will help people living with our conditions who may be isolated and stuck in their homes with deliveries of shopping and essential items such as medication, which they otherwise may not be able to obtain.
You must have no underlying health conditions, don't get a flu jag and under 70 years old to be a Community Kindness Volunteer.
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will collect and transfer donations for the shop, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity.
The role includes:
• Collecting donated stock
• Delivering stock to the charity shop
• Transferring donations between shops
• Put collection bags out in the community to be collected
We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers.
As a volunteer you will be asked to help in a variety of ways over this period of time. The role will be based on an if and when basis and will cover a variety of activities including picking up prescriptions, essential shopping and contacting the person to ensure that they are well.
We are looking for volunteers who have a current and valid PVG to come forward. This is essential for this volunteering role. We would also ask that you have a caring and compassionate nature and be able to deal with stressful situations. Previous experience in the care industry is desirable.
Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a digital Kindness volunteer means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.
Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a Digital Kindness Supporter is so important.
Volunteering to be a Digital Kindness Supporter will help people living with our conditions who may be isolated and stuck in their homes access information and support to enable them to stay as healthy as possible.
Belville Community Gardens are looking for volunteers who have Infection Control experience. We are looking for volunteers who are professional cleaners/caretakers or someone with a similar background.
We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers. The time, support and the work they do is vital to us and the people we help. By helping out in one of our stores, you can make a difference to people and their families in Scotland who are isolated, scared or anxious about their condition.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
About the Role
Drivers support people living with our conditions by transporting them to and from our regular weekly services in a specified area. Your level of involvement will be arranged to suit you and service users mutually. Drivers are added to a rota for our weekly services, but relief drivers may be required to cover where necessary.
About Volunteering at CHSS
Volunteers are vital to the success of No Life Half Lived strategy. We will double the number of volunteers that we have to reach everybody who needs us and help us to raise funds. Our Volunteer Steering Group will make sure that every volunteer is supported so they have the best experience and become ambassadors for CHSS in their local communities. CHSS is also accredited with the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.
About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
About our Services
Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.