Volunteering opportunities advertised
Volunteer drivers provide a personal and friendly service to cancer patients in Lanarkshire to enable them to travel in comfort to and from their hospital and day care centre.
We are looking for people who are patient, caring, understanding and can relate well to people who may have memory or communication difficulties. As a befriender you can make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia by providing more opportunities for social contact and companionship; boosting people’s confidence and self esteem; supporting people to build relationships with others; motivating people to take up old hobbies and interests again or develop new ones; encouraging people to take part in local groups and activities.
You will engage with your befriendee in their own home through reminiscence activities and life story work. No previous experience required as full training and ongoing support will be given.
We will train you to provide advice to local people regarding social security benefits, tax credits, fuel poverty and many other issues. You will need to be a good listener, open minded and non-judgemental. In return, you will receive training and experience in all aspects of welfare rights. All volunteers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
1. General sales floor duties (customer service, stock replenishment, till operation, security awareness)
2. Merchandising and display (could include designing and completing promotional window displays)
3. General stockroom duties (sorting, preparation, pricing, health & safety)
4. Department supervision (e.g setting up an event or permanent department to attract customers(clothing/ books/ household etc)
5. Administrative duties (ordering and receipt of New Goods, related paperwork, checking statements, stocktakes etc. Weekly branch paperwork & filing)
6. Market Research (analysis of competition, local trading, research retail environment through the national press, customer surveys)
7. Recruiting additional volunteers (could be through contact with local colleges, schools, libraries etc)
Roles are available for both stockroom assistants and sales assistants to help out within the shop. Stockroom assistants will be involved in sorting out raw stock, hanging, tagging and steaming clothes, sorting books and bric-a-brac and pricing them, and cleaning and tidying the stock room. Sales assistnces will be involved in customer service and sales, cash handling, till procedures, merchandising products / displays, and general housekeeping
Volunteers assist wth with a range of tasks, including marketing, front line sales, retail, repairing, maintaining and rebuilding old PC's to go back into the community (no computer skills required), van driving, driving assistants/collectors, administration and office work, and hygienist / cleaning work.
We are looking for support from someone who has experience in accessing and applying for funding and grants, who can help our charity group. We are a mental health charity and are growing at a fast pace. We have a great committee team on board but most members are tied up with face to face work with community members
We require someone with experience of accessing and applying for funding on our behalf, who can continue to access opportunities. This will include attending meetings where required, and networking with local services/organisations who may be a good funding provider for our charity.
There will be an expectation that you link with the chair/vice chair regarding applications and attend any committee meetings relevant.
We currently run on a Monday and Thursday evening, however this role will be flexible depending on individual availability.
We are looking for Volunteers to come along and help us make a meaningful difference in the villages, litter picking, path work, ecology, tree care and general conservation.
We hold three events per week lasting around 90 minutes each. Volunteers can come along to all of these or as many as they think they could manage. The work is fairly physical on the event days but we also need help with other stuff less physical like publicity, education and the organisation of these events.
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will collect and transfer donations for the shop, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity.
The role includes:
• Collecting donated stock
• Delivering stock to the charity shop
• Transferring donations between shops
• Put collection bags out in the community to be collected
We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers.
To work along side kids with different abilities and their families. To promote their health and well-being. It will give you an opportunity to gather some experience if seeking a career in nursing, child care or social care.
We are a small group based in Shotts and facilitate a group for children with Down Syndrome and their siblings, parents/carers. Consisting of seven families. Duties would be to help set up the group, help round the kids to give parents/carers to a chance to get a cup of tea etc. so having a good outgoing personality would be essential and able to work with children. Be willing to help make teas and coffees if needed and to help at the end up the group to pack up.
Board members to attend meetings on a regular basis and help make decisions for group.