Volunteering opportunities advertised
The Lawfield Walking Bus was established a year ago and enables children to walk to school in safe, supervised groups. The Bus concept is a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly approach to walking large groups of children to school.
Each Bus has an adult 'Driver' at the front and an adult 'Conductor' at the rear. We sing songs, play instruments and tell stories on the way to school. The Bus can only be sustained if volunteers are available to be the Driver or Conductor, even on a rota basis. The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' from home along the way. Everyone wears a reflective harness connected to a "Walkodile". The number of walking buses will depend on the number of children who are interested. We operate the buses every day for the journey to school.
There are many ways in which volunteers can help to reduce social isolation in the older population. This may be by accompanying someone to attend a local community group, assisting with shopping or supporting them with activities, in their own home. Other suitable activities may include demonstrating to and supporting clients to do exercise to improve strength and balance, assistance with food preparation, assistance with craft activities and support with digital skills. A little human contact and support makes the world of difference to an isolated person. Volunteers can provide practical support to enable a person to feel less isolated and part of their wider community.
Young Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 20 are trained as befrienders, before attending a local sheltered housing complex in groups of around 5. These groups will engage in a range of activities with the residents such as reminiscing, arts & crafts, games and are encouraged to come up with new forms of engagement.
It is hoped that in addition to the positive impact the project will have on residents, the befriending will allow volunteers to build confidence and gain valuable social skills under the support and supervision of the project worker.
Represent and raise awareness of Fertility Network Scotland charity in places of education and in local area to highlight the services and support we provide.
Promote the charity by displaying posters and leaflets
Highlight our campaigns and projects to fellow students and lecturers etc including through social media
Assist Fertility Network Scotland staff at events such as Freshers Week
This benefits of this opportunity include:
Meeting and working with new people, learning new skills which would benefit future applications to further education or employment while having fun, gain experience of event participation, fundraising and charity sector in general, knowledge that your support will help people in Scotland experiencing fertility problems.
Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support for anyone affected by fertility issues. We also work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and to campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland
This is an opportunity to work with a dedicated group of volunteers and members who attend the Beeslack Family Disabled Club on a Sunday from 12.30 – 3.30 p.m. The group are always looking for new ideas and are always willing to try new things. Members take part in maintaining and developing their dedicated garden space and enjoy being outdoors planting, growing and harvesting a variety of plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables. This is a very sociable group who greatly value the opportunities and activities the club provides. It is also a valuable contribution to your C.V and volunteers under the age of 25 can work towards Saltire Awards.
Answer incoming calls to book transport for local people. We provide a door-through-door service for those with mobility challenges – elderly, disabled, health issues, geographic remoteness.
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 shelves are 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.
Are you a doer with an interest in Africa?
We are seeking a new Treasurer for our small but fast-growing Penicuik-based charity, Friends of Chitambo SCIO. We support health projects at Chitambo Hospital, central Zambia, the living memorial to Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who died nearby.
Our main focus is on providing nurse training scholarships for disadvantaged students, ambulance maintenance, and emergency care improvements.
• This is a substantial, hands on, voluntary role, suiting someone experienced in bookkeeping or accountancy, with the time and commitment to offer e.g. retired, not working or working part-time and preferably local to Midlothian but not restricted to these groups.
• Minimum monthly time commitment: 8 hours
◦ plus at least 2 more hours a quarter for committee meetings (4/year)
▪ by telephone conference
◦ additional time at peak budget reporting periods
▪ around 5 financial reports/year, to OSCR, HMRC, Scottish Government, and charity AGM.
◦ Must liaise closely with charity Chair, including in face to face meetings as necessary.
Please see the following link for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8PgTYjsbkGg56Lunxmcn1izn1R-PapT/view?usp=sharing
If interested, please contact Dr. Jo Vallis, Chair, for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile phone no. 07791262918
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofchitambo/
Each volunteer supports a re:discover client to recover a sense of who they are by encouraging them to step outside their illness and discover / rediscover activities and interests they enjoy. Volunteers work with clients as a whole person focusing on their talents, skills and assets rather than problems or needs. Volunteers encourage clients to set goals which they will work towards during their time with re:discover. They also act as a 'community bridge builder' supporting clients to step outside their comfort zones whilst providing support and encouragement. Volunteers work with clients for a minimum of 6 months which is the minimum commitment that we are looking for from volunteers. We are particularly looking for male volunteers in the 20-40 year old age category.
Volunteers and clients agree together when and where they will meet (not in their own homes) - usually once a week for a few hours. Activities are usually based on shared interests and have included: meeting for coffee; cinema; theatre; art galleries museums; zumba, martial arts; gym; walks; garden centres; hill walking; pilates . . . We cover volunteer out of pocket expenses.
We have regular training courses for volunteers, so get in touch to find out more. We welcome volunteers who are available to volunteer during the day, the weekend or in the evenings.
We are looking for a compassionate, patient and friendly person to support our members to attend a weekly computer group at Edinburgh College, Dalkeith Campus.
Orchard Centre Services provides support to people living in Midlothian who experience mental health difficulties. Volunteering would include driving members who struggle to attend a group independent from the Orchard Centre. Volunteer would work along college tutor and offer support to member of the group