Volunteering opportunities advertised
Can you make a difference to elderly patients within a health setting? Patients that have been in hospital for a prolonged period of time can experience isolation and frustration due to a lack of stimulation and visitors. We are looking for mature, confident volunteers with plenty of life experience to help improve the patients’ stay.
The main role of the volunteer is to provide friendship and stimulation for elderly patients, many of whom will have some form of cognitive impairment. Tasks will include;
* Chatting to patients on a one to one basis and exploring their personal interests
* Reading to patients, or playing games such as dominos, board games and crosswords
* Providing verbal encouragement and support to the patient during mealtimes
* Supporting the activities coordinator with activities on the ward
Volunteers can enhance their experience in hospital and potentially avoid them becoming frustrated, which can stem from prolonged periods of time where stimulation is lacking. Many of these patients don’t have visitors.
To give talks and presentations about the work of Guide Dogs within a designated area, in line with the guidelines received at speaker training courses
What does the role involve?
• To give talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of the your home
• Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages
• Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages
• Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
• Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
• Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
• Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs
What will I get out of it?
• Meet a variety of local groups and people
• Enjoy giving information about Guide Dogs’ aims which enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
Established in 2009, CREATE Paisley is an innovative youth project at the heart of Renfrewshire
(Paisley) which seeks to see young people transformed through creativity, community,
confidence and finding their voice .
Create Paisley is founded upon a Christian ethos. The events and activities which Create run, are
not evangelistic, but are underpinned by five of what we believe are God’s values in the world; love,
justice, community, empowerment, and, last but not least, creativity.
CREATE has worked with thousands of young people over the last 9 years, providing safe, creative
spaces and opportunities for young people through youth drop ins, open mic nights, creative arts
workshops, youth forums, youth volunteering and supporting young people to make a difference.
CREATE’s activities are supported by a Project Manager and a dedicated team of 30 volunteers.
As a result of a strategic review over the last 12 months, CREATE has developed a new vision
statement, defined social objectives and written a 3 year business plan with ambitious goals to
reach our vision through developing our staffing team, income generation whilst ensuring we
maintain our community development approach and that programmes and approaches reflect the
We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit Trustees to join the Board of CREATE. We are
looking for individuals who have an interest in enriching the lives of young people in Paisley through partnering in our vision and values and offering their skills and experience to help the organisation grow and develop.
There are two options with this volunteering opportunity, a purely volunteering role or an intial period as a volunteer while training is delivered resulting in qualification as a self employed Roar Footcare Technician. In response to changes in NHS eligibility for toenail cutting Roar Connections for Life has added Roar do Feet to the menu of services available to older people. We organise toenail cutting clinics in five venues across Renfrewshire. Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive training and support covering theory and practice, once they have completed the programme they will qualify as Roar Foot Technicians on a self employed basis, paid at an hourly rate of £8.50 per hour .Volunteers will be required to:-
• Set up foot care clinic station
• Adhere to all guidance and instruction and the Roar assessment process
• Deliver personal footcare ensuring adherence to hygiene procedures
• Use appointment system
• Charge and record appropriately
• Clear up station and area
• Replenish stock bags
• Any other relevant task
Renfrewshire Leisure is looking for volunteers to help out with their sports and activity camps, schools and community sports clubs which run at various times though-out the year. This volunteering opportunity will provide you with experience of working in this field and you will have the opportunity of receiving rewards such as a free gym pass and/ or sports coach education.
Organisation aims and objectives
Leisure Trust Sports & Leisure activities
We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help us raise money and awareness for Marie Curie by hosting cash collections throughout the year including during the Great Daffodil Appeal, where you will be encouraging your local community to donate and wear a daffodil during February/March.
Your role would be the main point of contact on the day for our volunteer collectors providing a warm welcome and supplying materials. Collections take place at shopping centres, supermarkets, high streets and football matches. You will find the public to be extremely generous and our volunteer collectors very supportive.
To ensure that donated items, including furniture, textile, crockery and ornaments ar eclean, safe and ready to be issued to referral clients.
- To work within the role and task of a volunteer worker for RAMH
- To liaise with the Senior Lifeskills worker / Volunteer Coordinator to identify and agree work that requires to be done to items of furniture and prioritise essential itmes
- To undertake these cleaning and repairs safely
- To produce a sound quality of cleaning or repair work
- Underake other duties as may be reasonably required
- To particpate in relevant training as required by RAMH
- To be aware of and implement the RAMH philosophy
- To help ensure a clean and safe working environment exists withn the warehouse and showroom fo rthe public and volunteers
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.
Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.
Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.
If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.
To see all opportunities to volunteer within Barnardo's, you can visit our website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.
PSPA is a national charity providing support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while funding research into treatments and ultimately a cure. We rely entirely on voluntary donations.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain.
Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) is a degenerative brain disease that affects people from the age of 40 onwards.
PSPA covers the United Kingdom and works very closely with other PSP organisations across the world working together supporting research and the provision of information and support into PSP and CBD.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of PSPA - We value the skills, experience, commitment and enthusiasm that our volunteers bring – so we want more of you in Scotland to join us and help us to reach out to more people affected by PSP and CBD. By working together, we can make a real difference to people’s lives
PSP & CBD are rare and little known. Education Volunteers can help us improve this situation. One of our aims is to make education and training available to as many health and social care professionals as possible, many of whom may not have come across PSP or CBD before. Our Education Volunteer role will help health and social care professionals to understand key information about the impact of living with PSP & CBD and thereby improve their practice. We also aim to have our volunteers raise awareness in local communities by offering informative talks to interested groups.
To help in YMCA offices in all aspects of work to development skills that will help on career path