Volunteering opportunities advertised
As a volunteer you will be part of a Stirling Cycle Hub led ride and help out as part of the ride.
You will be assisting us by checking all participants are enjoying the ride and are able to keep up with the group pace. Generally, being around and help to create a positive, supportive and most of all friendly atmosphere.
As a valued volunteer you will be part of the cycle hub team who will make it possible to deliver great bike rides for the local community.
Just get in touch with us if you are:
• enthusiastic and passionate about cycling in general
• interested in cycling in the Forth Valley area
• looking to meet new, similarly minded people
• wanting to spread the word about a cycling and why it’s great
• wanting something great for your CV
• keen on being outdoors
Volunteer Retail assistant required to assist in all aspects of stock processing within our thriving community shop. This will include assessing donations, sorting various toys, clothing & equipment & as appropriate, light cleaning, preparation & presentation. Ensuring the shop is well presented at all times, is clean, tidy & offers a pleasant retail experience. To deliver excellent customer service.
About Babes in the Wood
We are a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) meaning that we work towards providing benefits socially, economically and environmentally. These include but are not limited to:
• We sell affordable quality preloved goods to families in Central Scotland and beyond through our shops in Stirling and Bishopbriggs.
• We work to alleviate the environmental burden of landfill waste by encouraging the recycling of children’s toys, clothing & equipment.
• We work to reduce the impacts of poverty on children & their families in our local area. We facilitate support from the wider community, via health & social care professionals to families in need.
• We host a variety of subsidised sessions for families to promote the family bond & to encourage the gathering & cooperation of our communities. We are passionately committed to combating the loneliness which affects people of all ages in our community.
• We provide a social space for parents and families, including advice and information and baby feeding and changing facilities. We support and encourage social networking.
• We advocate and appreciate our volunteers and employees. We endeavour to promote job satisfaction, personal development and advancement.
• We operate Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) is currently working with Edinburgh Napier University and SVE to capture information about the assets, skills, knowledge, networks and resources, held by third sector organisations in Stirlingshire, such as community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers.
The aim of the project is to map the assets within the third sector and to collect data about how these assets are currently being used to support health and wellbeing in communities.
We will also be working with CTSi in Clackmannanshire to enable us to build as full a picture as possible about the contribution made by the third sector across the whole of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership area.
SVE have opportunities for volunteers who would like to be involved in the Asset Mapping exercise. This would be a great opportunity for people who would like to add to their CV and demonstrate experience in a work environment. Volunteers would have opportunities to develop their telephone research and administrative skills and will be provided with all the necessary training. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 2 days of volunteering before September.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact:
Polly Rodger email@example.com
Joanne Rae at SVE firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone - 01786 430000
We are a residential Community supporting adults with learning difficulties to work and live together. Working under the direction of our head gardener you will help maintain and develop the shared areas (of which there are many) of herbaceous borders, planting around the houses, orchards and areas of woodland around the estate.
Task orientated skills that we need help with include:
• General gardening chores
• Fencing repairs
• Hedge trimming
• Mulching, Composting
• Developing a new Sensory Trail
• Garden furniture restoration
The work is started after 2 days intensive training. It entails giving the first contact interview for couples who have requested Counselling. The volunteer will have to be welcoming, accepting and supportive, whilst assessing the couple's need of counselling and the appropriate use of our organisation or referral to another agency. The skill also requires competent information gathering skills as well as good communication skills written and oral. COSCA Counselling skills or equivalent certificate is required.
Home-Start Stirling has sound financial systems for managing and monitoring our financial well-being. The treasurer plays a key role in reviewing and reporting the ongoing financial stability of the organisation to the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer is expected to provide financial reports to the Board of Trustees every 6 weeks and annual budgets outlining income and expenditure over a projected 3 year period. In conjunction with the Manager, the Treasurer supports funding applications and monitoring/reporting on successful grants/funding/donations etc. In managing day-to-day income and expenditure we use Paxton Accounting for Charities software, experience of this software is not necessary to this role as training will be provided. Experience of managing budgets, using excel and word would be an added advantage.
Training is provided as well as PVG (mandatory).
There is a need at present for one Cub Scout Section Leader and a Beaver Scout Leader.
Prior involvement in Scouts is not necessary but we look for motivated individuals who can help and be helped by an adult team and young leaders.
Work is required to plan and run weekly activities in a Scout hall and also outdoors.
See the website at www.1ststirlingshirescouts.org.uk
To provide support to children and young people with disabilities to join youth clubs and organisations. The volunteering will take place in organisations such as brownies, scouts and youth clubs, but you will receive training and on-going support from PLUS.
Count me volunteers will provide support to children and young people in youth groups, clubs or social groups, by encouraging and supporting communication and interaction with their peers. Supporting young people may also mean taking part in the group or clubs activities such as playing games, doing arts and crafts or just “chilling out”.
Volunteers will take part in briefings/debriefing before and after events and would be expected to complete all necessary forms or reports as part of their volunteering role.
Volunteers would not be expected to undertake responsibilities without appropriate training and support and without the agreement of the project manager. Where a volunteer has particular skills and training already, these can be used – for example, a volunteer with an appropriate First Aid qualification could administer first-aid at an event with prior agreement from the project manager.
An opportunity to support children and young people with disabilities in social and leisure activities through the Count me in project at PLUS. This role gives you an opportunity to gain experience of support/ youth work in a well managed and respected organisation.This experience may be useful for C.V’s, references and future career paths involving work with young people and their families.
This role is suited to people who enjoy spending time with children and young people and who are well organised and reliable.
Previous experience of supporting children and young people is essential – examples may be as a ‘buddy’ at school, or experience helping out at a club for children and young people. Previous experience supporting people with disabilities is desirable but not essential, as training and support will be provided to meet the requirements of this role.
To assist absolute beginners to IT in the basics of using a computer.
To be a computer buddy for learners in our Beginners IT class on a Monday morning from 9.30 - 11.30 am each week