Volunteering opportunities advertised
You could be involved in supporting people with their physical, skills or volunteering section - you would inspire and support them to work towards personal targets. You might want to supervise expeditions or assist with training the young people to undertake their expedition. The opportunities are many and varied but you will be making a difference to young people in Shetland.
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.
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.
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.
Trading Standards advise retailers how to avoid selling tobacco and NVP (nicotine vaping products) to under-18s through the use of proof age schemes. We put shops to the test on this with the help of young volunteers. Volunteers should be non-smokers, between 16-16 1/2 and have written parental/guardian consent.
Volunteers are trained in what to do and say while test purchasing, and are accompanied by a Trading Standards staff-member throughout. They are trained never to lie to shopkeepers but to avoid giving information that may identify them. Volunteers are not asked to test-purchase near to school or home and are free to pull out at any point.
All transport, meals and refreshments are provided. We also give volunteers certificates confirming their volunteered hours (including travel and training), and references for college and/or jobs. If they wish, two or more volunteers can travel and train together. Previous volunteers have found the experience enjoyable and worthwhile.