Volunteering opportunities advertised
This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity if you have 2-3 hours a week spare to help support someone in our local community who has sight loss. In the role you will be trained in how to safely guide someone with sight loss and discuss the emotional and physical barriers they may come across to give you a greater understanding of the support they need. You would be matched with one person local to you and you will help them get out their home and do a particular activity they are unable to do on their own.
An amazing place to volunteer! Help this landmark and heritage centre take pride of place in community life by volunteering at Covesea Lighthouse. The Lighthouse needs people to join their volunteer team. They looking for volunteers for a variety of roles including: volunteer guides, help at the adjoining RAF Hertiage Centre, grounds maintenance and fundraising. Contact them to see how you can get involved.
This volunteering opportunity is about providing assistance to vulnerable people in Moray through a ‘Help at Home’ service. This service is for people coming out of hospital, feeling unwell, recovering from illness or just generally needing help on a short term basis.
The service needs are driven by the client; jobs could include for example: animal care (including dog walking), laundry, changing beds, shopping, etc. There is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. This befriending provides the added value that sets the MHPS apart from a paid professional doing the work.
Volunteer Handypersons carry out small jobs of a practical nature such as replacing light bulbs, fitting door chains/security/safety devices, putting up shelving/pictures/curtain tracks/poles etc. We do this for older or vulnerable people.
Ho we Work:
The MHPS staff receive requests from clients and collect relevant details, usually over the phone. They then find a volunteer who has the skills, is nearby and is available. If the volunteer accepts the job, MHPS send the volunteer all the details they need to do the job. Most jobs require the volunteer to visit the client in the client’s own home.
The volunteer first makes a brief assessment to ensure the job is as described and it is safe for them to proceed. Once the job has been carried out, there is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. This befriending provides the added value that sets the MHPS apart from a paid professional doing the work. Completion paperwork (easy and quick to do) is returned to the MHPS office.
The cafe at Dr. Gray's Hospital is run by the Royal Voluntary Service. They require volunteers to help with the shop or the cafe side of things. Volunteers in the shop or the cafe, help to provide a valuable service for staff, patients and visitors at Dr. Gray's Hospital. It can be a busy environment, but always, a welcoming place for all. Volunteers usually carry out a shift with 2 other volunteers. In the cafe, there is no cooking involved, just serving warmed goods and hot drinks etc.,
Shifts are flexible! We are a caring organisation and give a friendly, helpful and very caring service. Expenses can be claimed.
Moray Libraries are looking to recruit volunteers to help at the Job Club in Elgin Library. We are looking for people with particular skills, namely basic computer troubleshooting mainly with online job applications, ability to answer job seekers questions regarding resume, cover letter writing, interview skills, online job application filling out, job retention, etc. If you think you fit the bill and have some spare time on a Thursday, please get in touch.
The Job Club runs every Thursday in Elgin Library from 10-4pm.
We are looking for volunteers to donate any amount of time they can, especially on a Tuesday and Saturday, to help us at our Forres charity shop. Can you help help with?... the shop/till, ironing/sorting checking (bedding, clothes, china), pricing, anone with a knwoledge of pricing antiques, old books, stock rotation, window and shop displays.
Bike Revolution are looking for those who live and breathe biking, be it throwing themselves down the sides of mountains, touring the length and breadth of the country, or jumping into some lycra and treading the tarmac. We are looking for people who have a knowledge of how bikes work, who are keen to get their hands dirty recycling, refurbishing and repairing the bikes we get donated, up to a standard ready for resale. In return, we can offer the opportunity to learn from our experienced mechanics, as well as trade deals on bike parts and cycling kit.
The mechanic role in Bike Revolution presents a great opportunity to increase your understanding of bikes, how they work and how to keep them in good working condition. A successful and proven bike recycling project, Bike Revolution takes bikes that are either in disrepair or just unused, and refurbishes them for re-sale ensuring they meet strict in house quality standards.
Volunteers will work alongside a team of highly trained and experienced bike mechanics, gaining quality experience from our professional team.
We are looking for inspirational and motivated volunteers to help us engage children in activities in our respite service in Elgin. Volunteers will have a sense of fun and an interest in a variety of activities to help improve the outcomes and the health and social wellbeing of our children. If you have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of children with disabilities, we would love to hear from you.
You can make a difference to the life of a child by:
- Assisting staff with in-house activities and outings
- Supporting children to participate in new experiences
- Supporting children to try new activities
- Supporting staff to plan, prepare and run outings and activities
- Helping children to have fun
- Building a child's confidence and self esteem
- Being a positive role model
At Aberlour Options Moray, we offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a 'home from home' for the children who stay with us there.
Love Wool? Have a good knowledge of knitting? Fancy helping in our yarn and craft shop for a few hours on a Saturday? Then, Moray Reach Out would like to hear from you. The shop is open from 10- 3pm on a Saturday. Volunteers will receive training on how the shop works, and task such as working the till. Training will be given