Volunteering opportunities advertised
Cleaning and tidying two respite cottages on a Friday (change over day for families) from approx 11am. Gardener to water garden, do seasonal garden work as required.
Main Duties: Cleaning kitchen/shower room, stripping beds and making them, hoovering, dusting etc.
Last updated 38 minutes ago
Care for ponies/rabbits
Main Duties: To ensure ponies have water, clear pony field, help with grooming etc. Rabbits – ensure rabbits are fed and have water, cleaning hutch and surround area and giving our rabbits lots of love and cuddles.
Last updated 39 minutes ago
Contact the older person you are matched with on a regular basis, usually weekly, to obtain their shopping list, carry out their shopping and then deliver to their home, putting away if necessary.
• Submit brief records, receipts for payment and to report any matters of concern to staff
• Keep within the boundaries of the role
• To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints
• To maintain confidentiality
• To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community
Last updated 4 hours ago
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Young Enterprise Scotland is a national financial and enterprise education charity, and we are looking to appoint two socially conscious, community-minded people to our Board of Trustees in order to represent the young people that we serve at Board level.
We are seeking applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, reflecting the geography and demographic make-up of the young people we support, and would also encourage applications from earlier-career applicants and those for whom this would be their first time serving as a board member. We particularly welcome applications from those aged 18 – 30 years.
This is both a challenging and exciting time for YES, and the YES Young Trustees will work with fellow Board members, our CEO and the YES team to deliver on our 3-year strategy #EnterpriseForAll.
We would be particularly interested if you have some of the following:
- Knowledge of Young Enterprise Scotland, e.g. as a recent alumni or volunteer
- Experience of volunteering for a charity or involvement with a community group or social enterprise
- Active current involvement in a youth group or similar environment
- An interest in education, in particular, enterprise and financial education for young people
- A desire to improve the life chances of all young people
- An interest in current affairs
Above all, we are looking for people who share our vision and our values. We’re here to help young people build successful futures. If that drives you and if you believe you have skills and experience that will make a difference then we would love to hear from you.
The successful candidate will need to attend 4 board meetings per year. This is an unpaid role but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’d like to apply to join the charity at this exciting time, please send a CV and note of interest (can be in any form including audio/visual) outlining your suitability for the role (no more than two sides of A4) addressed to our Chairman, Bill McDonald, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Thursday 30th September.
We anticipate interviews will begin from Monday 4th October 2021 via Microsoft Teams. Those invited to interview will be required to outline their understanding of the role of a charity trustee, and why they would be the best person for the YES role.
Last updated a day ago
Volunteers play a huge part in the running of our stores and our retail chain could not function without the support they provide. There are vacancies in all of our stores - Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Girvan, Kilwinning, Largs, Cumnock, Kilmarnock and our new store in Mauchline.
Utilising your creativity and imagination you can assist with creating window and in store displays, selecting stock and turning it into something eye catching and tempting for our customers.
An organiser’s dream volunteering role! Volunteering in the stockroom you can assist with sorting and organising donated stock and getting it ready for the shop floor.
On the main shop floor, welcoming and assisting our customers and ensuring stock is regularly replenished, manning our tills and giving the best customer service possible. This is the perfect opportunity for a people person or a fashion fanatic.
To apply please link to the Ayrshire Hospice website and click on the role description and application form there.
Last updated a day ago
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Coylton Activity Centre, Hole Rd, Coylton, Ayr KA6 6JL
The Club runs its own powerchair football training sessions on Thursdays between 5pm and 7pm at Coylton Activity Centre. Session specifically designed for powerchair users across the Ayrshire region.
The Club is a registered charity which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunity for powerchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own board of trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Premiership.
We are currently looking for coaches and volunteers to support our Head Coach with facilitating weekly training sessions. Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development.
The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning).
A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return for your time, the club will provide full SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG.
Powerchair is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. Opportunities will include:
• Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.
• Coach observation and feedback.
• Mentoring opportunities.
• Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications
• Coaching at SPFA match days.
Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire.
Main Duties: 1. Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games 2. Laying out equipment ahead of the session. 3. Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions. 4. Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs. 5. Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs. 6. Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions. 7. Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions. 8. Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity. 9. Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers. 10. Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc 11. Give constructive feedback to all players. 12. Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members.
Skills & Attributes Required
Coaches should: a.Motivate players and be motivated themselves b.Have a flexible working approach and be willing to go the extra mile. C. Be well organised and forward plan. D. Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills. E. Communicate effectively. F. Make things FUN. G. Use time efficiently and effectively. H. Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge. I. Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements.
1. Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players. 2. Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate. 3. Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.
Last updated a day ago
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is seeking enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers to answer telephone calls to our National Helpline.
Applicants should have excellent listening skills and the ability to put people at ease on the telephone. They should be able to keep a level head when dealing with distressing, angry or difficult calls.
Full training will be given - volunteers will be expected to take part in ALL of the training dates before undertaking this role.
We ask that all helpline volunteers commit to at least one 3 hour shift per week. This includes daytime/evenings and weekends. This role will be home based.
If you are interested, please visit our website under the volunteering tab where you will find more detailed information and an application form. Application closing date is 5pm on Friday 13th August.
Main Duties: To provide a listening ear to bereaved clients calling in looking for support. As the first contact with Cruse Scotland it is important that the helpline volunteer provides a professional but empathic approach. They must also have reasonable admin skills to capture all the data in a seamless manner and enter onto the National Database. A calm, professional manner is essential.
Last updated 5 days ago
Just a few hours out of your week could make an older person's day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at our community cafe. This offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and cake at a very reasonable price. We also offer some activities - although this is increasing as covid restrictions lift.
You will get to know the customers and build a positive relationship with them. You will do this by:
meeting and greeting customers in our Tearoom
serving refreshments and clearing away at the end
building a positive relationship with customers by chatting to them and getting to know them,
Last updated 7 days ago
Kirkmichael Shop and Café is a small, friendly organisation run by a combination of paid and volunteer staff. There are always at least two people on at one time and the volunteer shifts tend to be three hours long. The main activities are serving in the Shop and Café, greeting and helping customers, stocking the shelves, light cleaning and food and drinks preparation [optional] .
Last updated 12 days ago
Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, confusion and anger, while witnesses may feel confused, anxious and overwhelmed by the court system. As a support volunteer, you will provide help and support in both local communities and within the court environment, ensuring people receive the high-quality support and care they need to move forward after crime.
Making a difference
As a support volunteer, you will make personal contact with people affected by crime, providing them with support at a time when they need it most.
• Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, face-to-face visits or other means, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact
• Help witnesses feel more confident at court by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits
• Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of a trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of service users
• Give feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members
• Provide administrative support in completing service users’ journeys Benefits to volunteering with VSS
As a support volunteer you will gain many benefits, such as:
• Supporting people when they most need it, helping them to recover from what can be a very distressing time in their life and empowering them to move forward
• Learning new skills and gaining experience of working within the criminal justice sector
• Gaining access to a range of training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
• Positively affecting your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
Last updated 12 days ago