Volunteering opportunities advertised
As an Emergency Response volunteer, you may be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident.
In addition, you could provide "behind the scenes" support to the response.
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.
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.
If you enjoy craft or have a particular interest in one craft, it will give the opportunity to share this with adults who are living independently in a supportive environment in Braeburn Court.
To circulate papers before meetings. (Every 6 weeks) Take minutes of meetings. Forward correspondence. Collect and forwrad post. Forward e mails. Be a trustee of the board. Participate in the business of the charity.
Volunteer required to maintain computer database of members. Respond to membership enquiries. Welcome new members. Send out newsletters. Liaise with treasurer on payments of fees be a Trustee of the board and attend meetings (every 6 weeks).
Volunteer wanted to help with activities, games and socialising with the lunch club users. Someone with musical ability would be really appreciated to play music for and with the residents.
Volunteers required to assist with admin duties and bookkeeping.