Volunteering opportunities advertised
The sooner these donations are made available for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people the more efficient we can be in the delivery of our services.
Did you know that £700,000 was raised from loose change last year? It costs £1 to produce a Braille, large print or audio catalogue to tell blind and partially sighted people about the latest products to make life easier, and £15 to pay for an in depth benefits check to ensure that blind or partially sighted people are receiving the help they are entitled to. The money you raise can help us provide these vital services.
Committee members will provide support and information around the issue of diabetes. The committee also gets involved in fund raising, awareness raising, campaigning and planning social events.
The opportunity to have a relaxed conversation with a person, whils carrying out a basic manicure. Spending time with the person, fling their nails, moisturising hands and applying nail varnish.
The person would need to be MIDAS trained which Smiddybrae would consider putting a volunteer through, should there be a volunteer interested who does not have a suitable MIDAS qualification. The requirement is that the volunteer would have to have a D! on their license prior to MIDAS training.n
Every year Orkney Library has visitors to the archive who ask about relatives or ancestors who they know have been stationed in Orkney during a war. The library has not always been able to help them with any information. However they are now putting together a database of wartime service personnel from the library archives. This will be an important historical archive and resource which will help relatives to make a connection to their families wartime service. The library is looking for a volunteer who can help with this fascinating and important role.
The role will involve Searching the archive computer database for archive items, making database entries of all service personnel mentioned in the item and including the archive references. Ideally the volunteer will have an interest in history, can read copperplate writing (or have a go at least), and won't mind some repetitive work. Training will include an induction to the library archive and trainiing in the use of Microsoft Access if needed.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Lucy Gibbon at Orkney Library and Archive on 873 166 extension 3023/4 or Rob McGregor at VAO on 872 897.
Volunteers are needed to help with sessions at children's reading sessions. Reading, tidying up and helping with refreshments.
Relationships Scotland Orkney (RSO) is a voluntary organisation affiliated to the national body Relationships Scotland. RSO provides a range of services to support individuals, couples, children, young people, families, and promotes positive and respectful relationships in our community. Services include individual and relationship counselling, family mediation, play therapy, substance misuse support and a Child Contact Centre.
RSO are currently looking for Board members with a range of skills but in particular need someone with finance skills to act as Treasurer. If you are interested please contact June Anderson or Renate Andrews on 877750 for an informal chat.
St Colms has a large polytunnel and garden area with cold frames where they grow and sell plants.
We are looking for volunteers to assist adults with learning disabilities with horticulture activities.
This could be in the polytunnel or outdoors. Tasks include sowing seeds, planting out seedlings, weeding and watering. This would suit someone with an interest in gardening but experience is not necessary as training will be given. Tasks will be arranged to suit ability and preference.
VAO Adult Befriending Service are looking for someone to help them with a new weekly games group for older adults to be run on Thursday afternoons. The volunteer wull help out with teas, coffees and games. The games will include indoor bowls, boccia, quiots and skitlles. There will also be board and card games.
Opportunity available to assist with general administration duties within the unit such as computer work, filing and general administration tasks.