Volunteering opportunities advertised
Make a difference. Give advice in your local CAB
As well as the satisfaction from seeing the difference you make, volunteering will equip you with new skills and many volunteers make friendships that can last a lifetime
Are you a good listener, open–minded and don’t judge people or their circumstances and have 6 - 8 hours each week to spare? Then we would love to hear from you!
The role of a CAB adviser is varied. Some of the things advisers do include:
interviewing clients – usually in person, but sometimes by phone or
using Advisernet, the CAB Service’s electronic information system, to
give information to clients;
explaining the choices faced by clients, and what they mean;
offering practical help to clients by writing letters, making phone calls
and helping fill in forms;
referring clients to other agencies if they are better placed to help;
keeping confidential records of clients’ cases;
preventing future problems by identifying issues that affect a lot of
clients. This information can then be used to try and change laws,
regulations and business practices - this is called “social policy” work.
We are particularly interested to hear from people who have experience of webchat.
Whether you’re a keen rummager then we have a role for you. If you like things to be neat and tidy then we need your help to sort the donations we receive into their different categories. If you’re a lover of the iron then master the mighty steamer and watch those creases and wrinkles disappear.
Whether you’re a lover of vintage clothing, stunning jewellery or beautiful bric-a-brac or fancy the company of other friendly volunteers the sort room is the place to be.
Do you fancy jiving to the British Heart Foundation beat? We’re always looking for some knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers to help sort, price and display our wide range of CD’s, DVD’s and games.
We’re always looking for friendly, confident and helpful people to join our team and become the voice of your local shop. You will be the first point of contact for our customers helping them with any enquiries and arranging collections for donations.
Come and be a part of your local team and learn customer service skills and gain experience.
Would you like to make a difference? Ever wanted to use your talents and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people who have experienced sexual violence? We wish to continue to build a strong and competent group of Trustees with the passion to keep this essential specialist service available in the Scottish Borders.
The overriding duty of a Trustee of SBRCC is to advance the purpose of the organisation. The effective delivery of the role and responsibilities set out below will ensure that this duty is met.
As part of the Board, Trustees will:
Ensure the proper administration of the SBRCC. This means that SBRCC’s assets and resources are used only for its purposes and that SBRCC is run in accordance with its constitution, charity law and other applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Ensure that mechanisms are in place to safeguard the assets of SBRCC, including, money, physical assets, intellectual property, staff and reputation. Act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to SBRCC and accept ultimate responsibility for everything that SBRCC does. Trustees will avoid and declare any actual, potential or perceived conflict between your own personal interest and those of SBRCC.
Skills and Experience required:
Personal Qualities and Skills
The focus of this specification is on the qualities that people can bring to this role which does not require a specific level or type of employment background, or indeed any employment history, which SBRCC does not consider essential.
All applicants must:
Share and endorse the vision and mission of SBRCC. Be able to work effectively as part of a team and relate to a wide range of people, without pre-conceptions. Show commitment to self-learning to develop the knowledge and understanding of the role of a Trustee as well as the mission, values and organisation of SBRCC. Commitment to learning and working with others to develop and share understanding of the impact of sexual violence on all who experience it. Support the principle that women-only local services can help to reduce these effects by supporting survivors of sexual violence through a range of services. Recognition that men may also be survivors of sexual violence and should be offered sign-posting to appropriate support. Awareness of the diversity of the individuals and communities living within the Scottish Borders and the implications for the role, management and services of SBRCC. Recognise the importance of education and targeted promotion in preventing and reducing the incidence of sexual violence. Be able and willing to devote time to prepare for and attend meetings and to follow up matters arising from them.
SBRCC would like to strengthen the range of skills and experience represented on the Board of Trustees, so applicants offering the following experience would be welcome:
Marketing, Communications & Social Media, finance/accounting, HR or legal knowledge, community and corporate fundraising, community development and experience of having worked in the voluntary sector.
Closing date for applicaitons is 13th September 2019 at 5p.m.
This opportunity is to help at a group for families who have children with rare, complex, special or additional needs. BANG has monthly meetings where parent/carers have a rare chance to get together, discuss issues or problems and get support and possible solutions. It also gives parent/carers of special needs children some much needed time out from day to day life.
The volunteer(s) would play with children (0-8 yrs), help with painting and crafts (making and help to serve snack. Parents will be responsible for their children and will be present in the room at all times. Toileting and changing needs will be dealt with by the child’s parent/carer. Of the children involved with the group, some have special needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other conditions. Some are siblings to the special needs child and have no special need. cards, pictures etc)
The purpose of this role is to lead guided tours of the historic house at Abbotsford with pre-booked groups of different ages in a foreign language. Our guides are the face of Abbotsford and play an important part in welcoming visitors from all around the world. The aim of guiding at Abbotsford is to provide an informative, fun and friendly way to engage with Sir Walter Scott and his home.
Greeting pre-booked coach parties at the Visitor Centre; Leading guided tours of the property in English and/or other foreign languages (45-60 minutes long). Full training will be given; Working in a small team with other guides to deliver guided tours to large groups; Promoting upcoming events and activities to visitors; Providing directions and guidance to visitors (including other attractions within the Borders); Promoting excellent customer service; Giving support to the Room Stewarding team and the Visitor Services team as required.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
To sort a variety of stock, clothes, bric-a-brac.
An opportunity to work as part of a team in a shop environment.
A chance to learn shop skills which can be the first step on the road to applying for work within a retail organisation. The chance to work towards a reference which may help in future applications.
We are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic individual who is willing to give up some of their time to welcome visitors into the House of Secrets.
To welcome visitors into Gunsgreen House.
You will be required to take payment for admissions and give a brief introduction for their visit, along with re stocking our small gift shop and shop sales.
Full training will be provided with ongoing support.
Meet new people, have fun and raise funds for Marie Curie to support people living with a terminal illness, and their families.
Our fantastic fundraising groups help raise vital funds for people living with a terminal illness and their families.
They play an important role by taking part in all our national fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal, Blooming Great Tea Party and other yearly collections.
We also rely on them to help organise fundraising events and activities within their local community. Our groups act as ambassadors, helping to spread the word about the work of Marie Curie and encouraging and supporting local people, clubs and organisations to fundraise for us too. All across the UK, groups of volunteers meet regularly to organise and support fundraising activities in their local community.
Marie Curie are here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Our nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And we support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk