Volunteering opportunities advertised
Our Drivers provide transport to and from cancer patient’s homes to hospitals in Glasgow and locally for cancer treatment. The service is especially useful for those who feel unwell after treatment, those living in rural areas the elderly and parents taking children for treatment.
About The Silver Line:
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline staff:
• Offer information, friendship and advice
• Link callers to local groups and services
• Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect
If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter. Silver Line Friends are volunteers who have contacted The Silver Line because they enjoy talking to older people.
To be a Silver Line Telephone Friend you will need:
• To be aged 18 and over
• Access to the internet and an email account
• A UK, Channel Isles, or Isle of Man, landline telephone (we cannot facilitate calls from other countries)
• To be able to commit to a 30-minute friendship call, at the same time and day each week, for up to a year
• To want to speak to, and build a relationship with an older person
The RAF Association is a member-led welfare charity that exists to ensure all members of the RAF family are supported in terms of welfare, when they require it. The Befriender role is at the heart of this charity objective and volunteers undertaking this role will be helping us to deliver this support to the RAF family. Essentially the aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness, giving time to listen and encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, leading to improving and developing enjoyable social networks.
A Befriender volunteer carries out visits to and keeps in touch with members of the RAF family on behalf of the Association. Befriender volunteers exist to provide companionship and to deliver outcome focussed support to a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider family. The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, or helping them with their shopping.
Provide emotional support to anyone who has been affected by crime and asb through use of counselling skills, needs assessments and Individual support plans to help people normalise their situation. To provide information on the criminal justice system to those who have become involved with the police through no fault of their own and have no idea of what happens next. To assist people to claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation for serious injury, completion of Victim Impact Statements and sign posting to other agencies.
Craft Town Scotland is a local charity which has achieved national and international recognition as an innovative and creative base for artisan craft studios, high quality craft exhibitions, educational workshops and other events.
The parent company West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited holds the assets of CTS in trust for the benefit of the village in accordance with the aims stated in the Articles of Association.
Alongside paid staff colleagues volunteers will build relationships will families, children and young people to help them build resilience.
It helps us to be most responsive when volunteers are trained in support children and families in a variety of ways, however we will also take into account the preferences of the volunteer when agreeing a role.
Key tasks may include:
Spending time with families in their own home to build trusting relationships which compliment and add value to the work of the Family Wellbeing Worker. Time may be spent:
• out and about with the family in the local community accessing resources such
as libraries or groups, attending appointments or other similar family activities
• helping to establish and support individual/family play and activities
• offering support and encouragement to help a parent or carer maintain their
relationship with their children
Developing a 1 to 1 supportive, reliable, social relationship with a child or young person. On occasion befriending can be offered to adults as well.
Time may be spent:
• Organising and undertaking weekly activities with a child or young person,
collecting them from their home and returning them safely to their parent/carer
• Building a relationship with a child or young person that is focussed on their
needs and abilities
• Supporting and developing a child or young person’s personal and social
• Helping the child, young person or adult to build their self-esteem and
• Creating opportunities for a child or young person to experience new activities
and develop their interests
This may include working with young people, kinship carers, parents and children, supporting Children 1st staff in a group work setting.
All Family Support and Befriending Volunteers will:
• Ensure prompt and ongoing communication with Children 1st
• In conjunction with Family Support Workers, record interactions with children
and family members as per Children 1st recording policy and requirements
Attend relevant meetings such as supervision sessions, team meetings and training
Volunteer to help with activities at Day Care Service for individuals with Alzheimer
f you agree that all children should grow up feeling loved, then please consider supporting our work by becoming part of our fundraising volunteer team.
Purpose and Aims of the role
As a volunteer fundraiser with our fundraising team, you will support us at local and national fundraising activities on an adhoc basis throughout the year as an enthusiastic, reliable, personable and committed extra pair of hands.
As a Volunteer fundraiser, you’ll help us to deliver fun and exciting fundraising events for both us and our supporters by being ‘on the day help’. (Please note that this role does not include any planning of events, if this is of interest to you then please see our ‘Fundraising Champion’ role.)
Your responsibilities may include:
• Helping with the setting up of fundraising activities on the day (eg at a local tea party),
• Meeting and greeting people at a range of events
• Cheering on our supporters as they complete amazing activity challenges to help us raise money
• Helping pack some bags at a local store to raise funds!
Sometimes there will be lots of events and sometimes we will be quietly organising the next and you may not hear from us for a couple of month’s but rest assured we’ll call in your help and it will be all hands to the deck!
In this role you will be able to develop your communication, organisation and team working skills. Most importantly though, you’ll inspire people to raise funds and enable events to happen as quite simply we need another pair of happy smiling hands to help!
This role is flexible and the time commitments vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities that both us and our supporters have organised. This could mean it could be anything from 1 day a month to 2 days in 6 months. We will advertise our fundraising events online and you will be able to sign up on our volunteer system to the events you are able to help at. We would ask that there is a minimum commitment of 4 days a year. The fundraising volunteer team will have an annual meeting together for about 2 hours.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.
What will I be doing?
• Helping ‘on the day’ at various fundraising activity events
• Promoting activities on the day at events
• For any larger events – helping with registration/movement of people
• Helping at bag packing events to raise money, local tea parties or fun days in the community that our supporters or fundraising volunteers have created
• Maximising funds raised as part of a team or fundraising group
• Assisting with the smooth running of fundraising events throughout the year, whether they be ones we have created ourselves or larger events like the Kiltwalk that we support each year!
The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety is a multi-award-winning charity based in Ardrossan. They provide confidence building Personal Safety courses to a variety of groups and vulnerable people both in North Ayrshire and across Scotland...and they are looking for a Trustee to join their Board. Could it be YOU?
The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety runs their confidence building Personal Safety courses from their Barony St John Centre on Princes Street, Ardrossan but also provide their training across Scotland via their 10 volunteers. There are currently NO paid members of staff working with this charity. All instructors, including the Operations Manager, are volunteers.
Being a charity, they need a Board of Trustees to operate and this Board meets 4 times per year (January, April, July and October), usually on a Friday morning, for around 2 hours each time so it's not a huge time constraint. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Friday 24th January.
We are looking for people who are or have been involved with the people we service - female survivors of violence, children, Sensory Impaired, LBGT, Ethnic Minority groups - so people with a Women's Aid, Rape Crisis, Social Services, Sensory Impairment Team, Police background would be ideal.
If you don't fit into those careers but think your background links with those whom we service, or if you feel you could be an asset to our charity, please get in touch. We look forward to you joining our team.
We are looking for Telephone Befrienders to help out at the HOPE Project Office in Stevenston. This role requires the following:
• Someone who likes a good chat and is able to encourage and stimulate an older person to express themselves and feel comfortable engaging in conversation
• Inspiring enough confidence further down the line to allow for attendance at a social activity
If you like the idea of working alongside older individuals and would enjoy this telephone service then this is the right opportunity for you.