Volunteering opportunities advertised
In this exciting role you will assist with organising and running fundraising events in your local area. You will have the opportunity to get your thinking cap on and share fundraising ideas in meetings with other volunteers and then put those ideas into action. As well as assisting with the running of events, we encourage you to share your passion for cat welfare and promote our work to the public at the event.
Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.
Refit work ongoing November to March includes removing rig, sails, equipment from boat in Scalloway to store in Lerwick.
Organising equipment at two stores in Lerwick
Varnishing and painting on board
Engineering maintenance - all on board systems
The workshop is a safe alcohol / drug free working environment. Our aims are to support our workers and where possible enable them to enter into mainstream employment.
Working in a supported workshop, assisting worker / volunteers with barriers to employment e.g. mental health, drugs / alcohol issues, to carry out assigned tasks.
Volunteers would be taken through how to use the Atom database system and talked with about what goes in the index. They would then be able to go and read the papers on the microfilm machine (which they'll also be taught to use) and record the contents so that others can find information more easily. Someone will always be on hand to help.
Save The Children are looking for people to join our lovely team in the Lerwick Save the Children Shop. The shop is led entirely by volunteers so we're always keen to expand our team and to raise as much money and awareness for the charity as possible.
The Sales Assistant opportunity involves customer service, cash handling, processing through donations, visual merchandising and there's the option to get involved in all sorts of things such as retail administration and social media marketing. No experience is required as all training will be provided, along with a friendly cuppa!
It's a brilliant opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and share your own experiences. At the end of each shift you know that you've helped to make a real difference to the lives of children all over the world - it's hugely satisfying!
We are ideally looking for people who can commit to a three hour shift, on a regular basis. However, we can be flexible and if you can give any time at all we would be very keen to meet you and welcome you along to meet our team.
Volunteers taking up an opportunity to help in the Visitors Centre have a variety of activities to choose from:
Welcome visitors including visitors from coaches.
Do you have good local knowledge? Share it with visitors and advise on the visitors information resources.
Help in the Café.
Help provide an enjoyable experience for 12,000 visitors coming to the centre annually. Local people mingle with visitors, browsing the visitors' information or the Shetland crafts on sale and the displays of local heritage
Give the gift of Christmas! Hundreds of adult international students studying in the UK will be facing a lonely Christmas on a deserted University campus. You can invite one or two students into your home for four days of Christmas, learn about their culture, show them your local area and traditions, and invite them to experience your own home life.
Volunteer hosts invite students to visit for a few days at Christmas so the student can experience 'real' Britain, away from university and heavy tourism, and so the host can meet new people and learn about diverse cultures from around the world.
Choose how many people you invite (individuals, pairs or families) and if you would like to meet someone from a specific country. Students and hosts will be matched up on interests and availability by a Regional Organiser (RO) who will help you sign up.
There are no specific expectations from a host visit, other than the student should be made to feel part of your family for the short time. Hosts can show their local area, visit friends, attend local events, or just spend time chatting. This is not a tourism opportunity for the student and hosts are not expected to act as 'tour-guides'.
So, if you'd like to enjoy an unusual and rewarding activity, meet new people and travel the world on your sofa, get in touch with HOST.
Hosting is also available during weekends throughout the year.
Shetland Arts has a tradition of volunteering: many of our staff came to be working in the arts as volunteers in some way or another, and our board of trustees, which provides strategic overview and governance of the work we do, is made up of volunteers.
Along with being part of exciting cultural events across Shetland, our volunteers can use the experience to develop their professional and interpersonal skills while meeting lots of new people. If you're aged between 16-25 you can also log your volunteering hours as part of the Saltire Award scheme.
We're really excited to be offering three new volunteering roles across our organisation to enhance and support the delivery of our creative output across Shetland.
An Arts Liaison Volunteer provides the first point of contact for visiting artists to Shetland, greeting them at transport terminals and transporting them to their destination and helping out when required backstage. Access to a vehicle and a valid UK driver's licence is necessary for this role.
Volunteers are matched up on a one-to-one basis with a vulnerable adult. The matches meet regularly either weekly or fortnightly for a few hours at a time. The aim is to engage in purposeful activities within the community which will help to reduce social isolation and feelings of loneliness. It is also about continuing to support the adult to engage in their own community and have positive social connections.