Perth & Kinross
Volunteering opportunities advertised
Perth & Kinross:
We are looking for a driver to pick up donations to the scrapstore in our our van. The scrapstore is home to clean surplus resources collected from mostly business and industry for re-use as art, craft, play and educational materials. This is an opportunity to do something a bit different with a proactive and exciting environmental and educational community organisation while meeting new people, making new friends or doing something to help the environment. Some of our volunteers have got the bug to make things while others just like being involved in what is a fun and productive team.
We're looking for positive, pro-active people to work with our existing Trustees and Directors to help ensure we're promoting the reuse of materials for the benefit of the local community through creativity, education & training, now and in the future. This is a hugely rewarding opportunity to volunteer with a group of enthusiasts who have helped develop Remake Scotland into a thriving, energetic, inclusive charity working within our local community.
The Remake Scotland Board currently meets every second month. Board meetings and preparatory reading (along with advice via e-mail / telephone) amounts to about no less than four hours each calendar month. The minimum commitment expected is three years with the option of retirement at the annual AGM. Remake requests a 3 month transition period for any exiting Trustees and longer for any Trustee holding office (Chair, Treasurer, Company Secretary).
We particularly welcome applications from people with a background in finance, human resources, education and voluntary sectors.
The aim of Active Schools is for all children and young people to get and stay active. It is one of a number of national initiatives that has been established with the purpose of addressing Scotland’s inactive, unfit and increasingly overweight population.
Perth and Kinross has a network of Active Schools Coordinators who work together with school staff, parents and communities to offer children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.
Active Schools Coordinators are looking to recruit, support, train and sustain a network of volunteers including parents, senior pupils, coaches, leaders and teachers who in turn deliver physical activity and sport opportunities during out of school hours. Active Schools is able to offer access to free training opportunities to volunteers who meet the criteria.
Active Schools is accepting applications from people interested in volunteering as a sports / activity coach or leader who would like to work with children and young people with a disability.
To help young people in Scotland to become more active more often. The aims of Active Schools is to offer all children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt healthy lifestyles.
We need: Leaders and coaches; helpers of all kind - from kit washers to bus drivers!!
You will gain -
1. experience in a sport environment
2. develop new skills and attributes
3. enhance your employability
Your role will be to welcome visitors into the Museum, explain the Museum the layout and offer a gallery plan for their information and introduce them to their tour guide. Assist in general front of house duties.
Our counselling service offers free counselling to the people of Perth and beyond. Often our reception/administration staff are the first people to support and offer reassurance without judgement to people in distress. Our team of volunteers care about the wellbeing of another. This is demonstrated through our admin/reception volunteers as well as our counsellors.
The role involves greeting clients and settle in counselling rooms, offering hospitality; to fulfil administration tasks; answering and making calls to arrange appointments.
Home library service volunteers are required to work alongside the local library to deliver and collect books, DVDs or CDs to older people who may be housebound or have mobility issues.
The service offers regular friendly social contact for the older person when you can check they are safe and well. There is an opportunity to discuss reading and listening preferences and report any concerns to the hub office/library.
Training will be provided and you’ll be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.
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.
The aim of this role is to help us provide a friendly and welcoming reception service and to support the smooth running of the reception area. Tasks:
- Welcoming visitors to the building
- Answering incoming telephone calls, passing on to the relevant team member or taking messages and making calls when appropriate
- Calling taxis and transport providers as needed
- Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail (this may involve taking mail to the local post office)
This role requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. It won't cost you anything and we will assist you with your application to join the scheme. If you are already a member of the scheme, you will only need to complete an update form.
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.