Volunteering opportunities advertised
• Welcome clients to the foodbank centre
• Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session
• Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting
• Ensure that clients sign the packing list when they are given their food items and that all vouchers and packing lists are
stored securely within the bounds of data protection
• Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and
record the action
• Wear a name badge/ID during the session
• Work under the guidance of the Chair and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to them.
Various volunteer roles available - at start and finish points including taking times
Knitting patterns available for groups to copy and use for knitting groups
Keen volunteer? Want to learn and develop through involvement in a board of trustees? We are looking for young people between 18 - 30 with an interest in volunteering and a desire to be involved in the work of the Volunteer Centre to join our board. We want to develop a stronger youth perspective and add to the range of skills and experience on our board. Ability to work with other board members and staff is essential, possibly in sub groups dealing with specific bits of governance work.
To advise on benefits, consumer law, employment financial etc
A week's training will be provided all expenses paid in Stornoway.
A commitment of 1 day per week required ( could be 2 half days).
Safe the Children has had a branch in Lewis since 1965 and a shop since 1984. At present we have approximately 50 volunteers who support the shop and branch. We are looking for someone who is committed to the work of Save the Children, with enthusiasm for fundraising and developing new ideas as well as promoting the ethos of Save the Children. By helping us you really can make a difference to children around the world. We have a happy working atmosphere and volunteers find the social contact enjoyable and theraputic.
Help with social media, facebook and Instagram. This is a flexible volunteering opportunity and would work well with Duke of Edinburgh and Saltire Awards
British Red Cross charity shops sell second-hand designer and vintage clothes, plus gifts, books, furniture and more, with all profits going towards the organisation's work both overseas and in the UK.
Volunteers are needed to assist with various retail duties, including:
- greeting and helping customers
- sorting new donations
- displaying merchandise
- general tidying and cleaning of the shop
- getting the items ready for re-sale e.g. ironing, pricing
The shop is open Monday to Saturday. You can choose to volunteer on a regular, weekly basis, or add your name to the list for short-term/emergency cover.The volunteer will continually deal with members of the public. Therefore gaining experience in dealing with people and handling money while helping to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
This is a Christian organisation that require help with general duties in the shop but in particular sorting and bagging clothes and other items donated but also including, tidying the shop, helping customers
Anyone interested in volunteering any services that may help in relaxation e.g. to be of benefit to the group