Na h-Eileanan Siar
Volunteering opportunities advertised
Na h-Eileanan Siar:
• 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• Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and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.
General advertising, promotion of meetings and sharing of information, maintaining a database and assistance with promotional material to raise awareness of the "invisible disability" due to neurological condition, mental health issues that can arise as well as the role of the carers and the support they may require
Confidentiality is of utmost importance
Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease. We can provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible. Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate form coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn't fair and we want to change this. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can send out to them). Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
Various volunteer roles available - at start and finish points including taking times
Help with organising items that people hand in, price items and maintain shop
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.
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.