Volunteering opportunities advertised
We are currently looking for Lead Retail Volunteers. Would you like to develop your management skills and work with our fantastic team of volunteers? We are looking for a friendly and organised person, who works well with others and can manage a team of volunteers. Our Lead Charity Shop Volunteers are shop volunteers who have additional responsibilities of opening and closing the shop and helping to ensure our volunteering team are confident and supported in their role. Full training will be provided so if you are looking to learn new skills and meet new people, please come and join our friendly team. In doing so you will help us raise vital funds for CHAS. Every pound raised makes such a difference to children and young people with a life-shortening condition.
Volunteers make a real difference to local pet owners and promote positive animal welfare. Decide whether a pet is suitable for PFSS care and place the animal in a suitable registered foster home. Build relationships with local volunteer foster carers and professionals, for example social workers. Monitor the progress of pets in foster care. Coordinate the return of pets to their owners.
Supervise and help to recruit foster carers in their area. Keep in regular contact with registered foster carers.
Clarify arrangements for collection and transport of the pet and financing food, vet costs, etc, whilst in care. Keep accurate and up to date records of each fostering.
Publicise PFSS and establish links with the relevant agencies, for example, health, social work, police, vetinary, etc. Ensure the goodwill of other animal related organisations and commercial organisations, for example, kennels and catteries.
Our experience is that successful applicants have a suitable background which provides the necessary experience. They also need a good degree of pet empathy.
Suitable backgrounds include, but are not limited to medical receptionist, NHS staff, veterinary staff, social work staff, kennel receptionist etc
Based at our warehouse and working as part of a team we would like you to use your skills to minimise our waste. This could range from basic maintenance of furniture to recreating something new from old. While we understand that sometimes working on your own might be a preferred activity it would be great if you could also share your skill with our employees, trainees or volunteers.
We usually organise PAT testing training once a year – so if you have access to an ITA account there is an opportunity to learn and practice the skills gained. In addition to this, we also have access to a variety of other free training opportunities such as First Aid and customer service.
We require help to run a charity shop, completing a variety of retail related tasks as mentioned above. Training will be provided. You will be working alongside people with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
As a fundraiser we would like you to help locate trusts and organisations that maybe able to help fund our projects. You would not be responsible for writing them however, if you had experience or were willing to learn then this could be discussed. We would also like the fundraiser to take responsibility of organising local events as a way of raising money so that we can continue with the work that we do. If only one aspect of this role appealed to you then we would welcome your input.
Due to the nature of this role the hours would be flexible, to suit your needs.
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.
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
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.
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.