Perth & Kinross
Volunteering opportunities advertised
Perth & Kinross:
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.
This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers to gain experience of community work and gain an insight and understanding of peoples' needs in semi rural areas by driving and escorting the elderly to and from their homes to the Day Centre. This opportunity also offers work experience in support, care, team building and befriending.
A varied position, some weeding, pruning, creating compost from leaves etc. Work with alpines in rockery and peat bed areas. Some labelling work could be done.
Our All Ability Cycling project enables and encourages everyone to get cycling.
For some children, and many adults, riding a bike is difficult or impossible due to disability, illness, lack of equipment or confidence. All Ability Cycling aims to give those people the chance to experience the freedom, fun, independence and the feeling of achievement - gaining fitness, confidence and balance that can be achieved through bicycling.
We run supported sessions, guided social rides, events and a buddy scheme across Perth and Kinross. Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting groups and individuals, giving them the chance to have fun and get active. Some of our participants will need one to one support to help them gain confidence riding a bike; with support they can gain the experience to help them gain more confidence and independence. Volunteer Cycle Buddies will make a real difference to participants’ lives through; gaining independence, therapy, social stimulus, exercise and fun all rolled into one. That has to be a great thing and we welcome volunteers to get involved in our work
We are looking for walk leaders to join our Stride for Life team and deliver walks for the community. Volunteers can make a huge difference to the general health and well-being of the community by leading the walks and providing opportunities for people to socialise and make new friends, while at the same time getting a little fitter. One day training is provided for walk leaders free of charge.
LOGOS Youth Club is based on the High Street in Crieff and is a venue where any young person can drop in for support on a wide range of issues. LOGOS holds events which are run by a worker and volunteers. Volunteers are required to help engage and encourage the development of the young people who come along to LOGOS.
In this role you will help us to select and prepare the best garments for sale on the shop floor. You’ll create attractive window displays and may also be asked to help price garments to raise funds for PKAVS vital work in the local community. If you are artistic, imaginative and creative then this role is perfect for you!
Volunteering provides great personal benefits and career developments such as specialised retail skills and an increase in confidence. The time you donate will help support over 5,000 people in your local community, including adults with mental ill health, young and adult unpaid carers and minority communities.
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