Volunteering opportunities advertised
NHS 24 have created a youth forum to give young people an opportunity to influence NHS 24 services. This helps us to improve services and ensure they are accessible to young people. Our current members have had the opportunity to feedback a number of our services. We have also recently worked with Young Scot and provided feedback on some work they are doing in creating digital health services. We are keen to help our young people gain new skills, for example we have provided a training session on effective communication.
The group meet 4 times per year and try to meet at different locations. We are registered with the Saltire Awards so they would be able to achieve certificates for volunteering with us. We also provide lunch on the day as well as any travel expenses.
CLAN charity shop Lerwick require volunteers who will help in their busy shop.
Morning volunteers duties include: attending a handover meeting, general duties - switch on shop and cabinet lights and the till. Dusting cabinet, computer and jewellery section. Serve customers. Sort till float and work will till and credit card machine while serving customers. Keep the shop floor tidy (pick up and rehang clothes). Put out priced clothes and other items.
Afternoon volunteers duties include: Attending handover meetings. Serve customers, working with cash and credit card machine. Keep the shop floor tidy (pick up and rehang clothes). Put out priced items. At the end of the day - count out float, cash up and switch off till. Switch of lights, empty the bin and tidy up work area, wash up mugs.
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
Arts & Crafts; visits to, for example, lifeboat station; golfing; trampolining and social activities.
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.
Overtonlea Care Centre has a variety of volunteering opportunities both indoors and outdoors. Roles include:
Volunteering with the service users to have meaningful activities. / Volunteering for our gardening services / Volunteering for taking service users out to attend community events / Volunteering for our Overtonlea Community Garden
.• Volunteer administrators (they currently have a young person doing a modern apprenticeship on placement but they will be leaving soon)
• Volunteers to lead group activities at the Centre or 1 to 1 sessions with residents
• Volunteers to do handyman or maintenance tasks under the direction of the paid handyman
• Volunteer gardeners
• Volunteers to help out on an ad hoc basis e.g. helping to take residents to Cunningsburgh Show and other activities outside the centre
• Volunteers to help at the 3 ‘homely’ afternoons that they have at the Centre each year
Residents at the Walter and Joan Gray home all have individual care plans, within the care plans are recorded their interests and hobbies.
The role of the volunteer person would be to visit residents and encourage them with their interests and hobbies. For some residents this may just be general chat, whilst others enjoy having the daily newspaper read to them.
Some group work may also be required such as assisting staff with a baking group, an arts and crafts group, or reading group. Or perhaps you have hobbies and interests of your own which you are willing to share with others.
During the spring and summer we arrange bus trips for residents and there may be an opportunity for the volunteer to accompany staff and residents on these trips.
You will not be expected to assist residents with personal care, toileting or feeding.
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.