Perth & Kinross
Volunteering opportunities advertised
Perth & Kinross:
The Police Scotland Youth Volunteer (PSYV) programme aims to strengthen the relationship with the police and young people, breaking down barriers and promoting positive role models.
PSYV promotes a practical way for young people to understand policing by supporting the Police in their local area through volunteering. As part of this, young people are given a chance for their voice to be heard and encouraged to promote good citizenship.
The programme is open to all young people aged 13 – 17, this allows those people to get an insight into policing in Scotland, inspire individuals to participate positively within their communities and to support local, national and Police events through volunteering.
The PSYV programme is now well established across Scotland with groups consisting of up to 24 young people who are supported by adult volunteers and led by a Police Constable. PSYV welcomes interest from adult Volunteers who wish to give up their time to support their local PSYV group and assist with the supervision of the Youth Volunteers at both local sessions and volunteering events. Mentoring youth volunteers is a key part of the learning journey where you get the chance to pass on some of your life skills.
PSYV Perth has a current opening for a Fundraising officer and they are responsible for seeking out any fundraising opportunity as well as any potential sponsorship. The key role responsibilities are:
• Motivating and facilitating group members to maximise the funds they raise
• Organising traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events etc…
• Developing new and imaginative fundraising activities
• Raising awareness of local or national nominated charity and its work
• Managing and updating databases to record donor contact and preference information
• Applying for funding on behalf of their group
• Forming relationships with new partners in relation to fundraising support
About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
About Our Services
Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.
About the Role
Rehabilitation Support Volunteers support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a group setting. The service can be delivered to provide specified person-centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.
About Volunteering at CHSS
Volunteers are vital to the success of No Life Half Lived strategy. We will double the number of volunteers that we have to reach everybody who needs us and help us to raise funds.
Our Volunteer Steering Group will make sure that every volunteer is supported so they have the best experience and become ambassadors for CHSS in their local communities.
CHSS is committed to ensuring that every volunteer has the best experience throughout their volunteering journey and has been reaccredited with the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.
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.
We are an established charity with support groups in Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow and Perth. In Perth we are starting a group to support people aged 18 years and over, their families and carers who are struggling with an eating disorder. The group is confidential, supportive, informal, friendly and caring. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses. This is therefore a valuable opportunity to make a significant difference to peoples’ lives. By helping people suffering from an eating disorder and their families to discuss their feelings and concerns, to provide information and support and to look towards a more positive future. This role would suit a caring and empathetic person who can help those attending to feel less isolated, more understood, cared for, listened to and supported. No prior experience of eating disorders or being a facilitator is necessary as a comprehensive training package is provided. You will be supported in this volunteering role by experienced people who are knowledgeable about eating disorders.
Our Media Volunteers are hugely important. Through photographs they record the journey of our Campers, capturing their achievements and the magic moments they experience whilst participating in Camp activities. Campers will be able to look back on these photos & reflect on how they have developed new skills & achieved things they never thought they were capable of. This is an essential stage of our Camp model ‘Therapeutic Recreation’ (please see website for more info)
As Media Volunteer you will be photographing Campers as they perform a wide range of activities including Drama, Music, Arts/Crafts, Discovery, Sports & Games. You will then create a slideshow of the photos you have collected which will be displayed to all Campers at the end of the week. You will be fully briefed before Camp begins about what is required of you, & ongoing training & support is provided throughout Camp.
This is an excellent opportunity for budding Photographers to gain experience in a dynamic environment & work with a reputable national organisation. For more info & a photo gallery (which gives a good taste of Camp life) please visit our website: www.otw.org.uk
To be a Camp Recorder you do not have to be a professional Photographer, nor do you need experience of working with children as we welcome a diverse range of previous experience. You will however need your own camera. In return, as a Volunteer you will:
•Participate in a unique & unforgettable experience.
•Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national org.
•Meet fantastic new people/make friends
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with one or more children under five years of age. We support families in the Perth & Kinross area through home visits, group support and infant massage sessions. Trained volunteers visit families in their own homes, usually on a weekly basis, and offer non-judgemental practical and emotional support, helping to build the family's confidence and ability to cope.
.Main Tasks: The Chairperson will work with and provide leadership to the board of trustees in setting the direction of the scheme. Facilitate and lead on the development, implementation and review of the organisation’s strategic plan and long-term goals. Oversee and guide decisions made by the Board, ensuring effective implementation. Ensure financial stability. Liaise regularly with the senior member of staff to maintain an overview of the scheme’s affairs and activities and to provide support and guidance as appropriate. Optimise the relationship between the trustees, the staff and volunteers. Set the agenda and chair board meetings and the Annual General Meeting. Represent the scheme when appropriate at functions and meetings. Ensure compliance with the Home-Start Agreement and Quality Assurance system.
To provide regular friendly conversation and companionship for an elderly, socially isolated person on an ongoing basis.
The activities and responsibilities will vary according to the needs of the visually impaired person. Some people require help with reading and writing letters. Others may want to go out for a walk, but can only do so with a sighted guide. Some people like the chance to go shopping, while others just want to sit and chat over a cup of tea.
As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.
We offer gardening activities to support our clients journey of recovery. With support from our paid staff and volunteers they help to develop and maintain our gardens. Along with tending borders and plant cultivation we grow vegetables, soft fruit, apples and pears to be used for our café menu and for sale. Whereevre you gardening interests lie you may find an opportunity to broaden your skills and contribute to our development
Perth Shopmobility are looking for applications from people to join a caring team of staff and volunteers to enable people with mobility problems to become more self-reliant in their daily life.
A well-organised booking service and record-keeping must be maintained in order to minimise waiting time for people requiring assistance. Appropriate records and statistics are also kept for monitoring/evaluation. The volunteer will be required to introduce customers to equipment and after appropriate training, train customers to use the equipment if required.
Maintenance of the equipment is essential to provide Shopmobility customers safe, clean and reliable equipment which can be used in the knowledge that we provide a service on which they can rely. Maintenance involves: battery charging, tyre pressures, checking lights etc.
N.B. Due to the location, all volunteers and staff must be very alert and aware of the dangers involved with moving vehicles at all times.