Volunteering opportunities advertised
Home-based volunteering, One-off volunteering
Last is a social enterprise based in Glasgow that aims to support people to reduce their plastic waste. We do this by providing advice and selling products that help people do this. Our profits will be used to develop educational programmes focussed on the environment.
You will work closely with the Directors to collate and create valuable market insights that will inform the Business Plan and Financial Forecasting model for the company. These will be used to help us better understand the market and our competitors and persuade prospective funders to provide financial support to Make it Last.
Specific tasks include:
• Collect data on consumers, competitors and the marketplace and consolidate this information into actionable items, reports and presentations
• Understand business objectives and design surveys to discover prospective customers’ preferences
• Compile and analyse statistical data using modern and traditional methods to collect it
• Perform valid and reliable market research SWOT analysis
• Interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendations
• Use online market research and catalogue findings
• Provide competitive analysis on various companies’ market offerings, identify market trends, pricing/business models, sales and methods of operation
The work generated by the post will directly inform the future development of this business and as such will provide valuable experience and examples for use in CVs and job interviews.
All work will be undertaken remotely, as the business does not currently have office premises.
You will require access to a laptop and a good internet connection.
Last updated a day ago
Our charity shops rely on the generous donations made by the public to raise crucial funds for Marie Curie. From clothes, homeware, books, to CDs and DVDs, we sell a wide variety of products.
We are looking for volunteers to help collect donated goods from local homes, companies and other organizations.
Without the help of our dedicated volunteers we could not provide our customers with high quality items at affordable prices, all with the aim of raising funds so our nurses can continue to provide care to terminally ill people and support for their families.
Your role as a Stock Generation Volunteer is to support the Manager to ensure the shop has sufficient donated goods to achieve maximum sales.
Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks:
• Arrange to collect goods from different donors and/ or arrange delivery of donations - as requested by the Shop Manager
• Drive to addresses, or make arrangements for the Area driver, to collect the goods and return them to the shop.
• Ensure all donors of goods are told about Gift Aid.
• Support with the sorting process of goods where applicable.
• Assist the Shop Manager, Community Fundraiser and local Fundraising Group to identify local companies and organisations with staff/members willing to give donations.
• Help set up and maintain a system to record collection requests, pick-ups and/ or deliveries
Help with other shop activities when required
Last updated 6 days ago
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.
Last updated 7 days ago
Stirling Carers Centre offers a service to unpaid carers in the Stirling Council area, irrespective of the condition of the person they care for. The services offered include: information, support, advice, welfare benefit checks, advice on rights and entitlements, etc. We also have a Young Carers Project that supports young carers aged between 7 to 18 years old through group work; day trips and residentials (overnight short breaks); and the provision of 1:1 personal support in the school environment.
The young carers referred to our service join our age specific groups - these give the young carers a vital break from their caring role and enable them to mix with others like themselves. Our groups, day trips and residentials are supported by volunteers without whom we could not provide such valuable services.
The Young Carers Voluntary Support Worker will help with our Young Carers Groups, day trips and residentials. This involves working with the Young Carers Officer and staff to support the planning and running of group activities and in the day trips and residentials many of which take place during the school holidays.
This role is very rewarding and makes a real difference to the lives of these young people - it provides volunteers with an opportunity to build on or learn new skills and increase confidence in working with young people.
Last updated 7 days ago
Town Break provides person-centred services to support people with dementia and their carers using the skills of trained, supportive and committed staff and volunteers. We liaise with other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to help to support people with dementia to continue to live in their own homes within the Stirling District.
We are looking for volunteer befrienders to build relationships with people living with the early to moderate stages of dementia in Stirlingshire. These relationships can help prevent social isolation and help reconnect people with the community they belong to. We match befrienders with people who have similar interests so they can be encouraged to pursue loved hobbies or supported so they can build the confidence they need to take part in new activities. This might be visiting a garden centre, having a walk or even just having a coffee and chat in the person’s home for two hours per week. This is a great opportunity to build meaningful relationships with people in your local community. We also have volunteering opportunities at our day clubs so please see contact us to find out more. We provide a training programme and offer ongoing support including peer support at volunteer meetings. We would ask that you commit to 2 hours per week and for a minimum one year. Younger volunteers can befriend clients in group sessions we run at the Day Therapy Unit in Stirling Community Hospital.
Younger volunteers will be supported by the Befriending Co-ordinator who will closely guide these volunteers through the process of establishing friendships. Befrienders are expected to maintain contact with the Befriending Co-ordinator by completing a simple form once a month to log visits and taking part in informal bi-monthly meetings.Please note, we are looking for more Male befrienders!
To carry out this role, you will need:
- Patience, kindness and the desire to support people living with dementia to live well.
- Good communication and listening skills.
- Awareness of boundaries and the importance of confidentiality.
- Willingness to take part in our training programme which includes; moving and handling, health and safety, the importance of confidentiality, boundaries as well as a full induction with ongoing support.
- Commitment to 2 hours per week for one year.
- Support the person living with dementia to pursue loved hobbies/interests and encouragement to take up new social activities if appropriate.
- Willingness to keep the Befriending Co-ordinator updated on how the match is progressing through volunteer meetings or one to one meetings as appropriate.
- Willingness to join Protecting Vulnerable Group Scheme (PVG) which is organised and paid for by Town Break.
In return for your time as a volunteer, Town Break will provide:
- Volunteer meetings every other month with Befriending Co-ordinator and other befrienders, or individual meetings as needed.
- Befrienders are required to complete and hand in a log on a monthly basis which keeps track of all visits.
- Befriending Co-ordinator can be called Monday-Friday to discuss any issues or provide support as needed.
- 45p mileage paid and funds available for outings and activities as agreed with Co-ordinator.
- Increase your skills and employability through our excellent training programme.
- Professional reference at the end of an agreed volunteering period.
Last updated 8 days ago
Food Train Stirling provide a volunteer led, low cost grocery delivery service to people aged 65 or over who are unable to do their shopping. Customers may come to use the service due to disability, frailty or mobility issues. The service is not means tested or health tested anyone aged 65 or over, living in the Stirling local authority area, who is struggling to access groceries can use the service.
We are recruiting for volunteer drivers, helpers and shoppers to support older people across Stirling and Clackmannanshire with their food shopping.
Volunteer list collectors work in pairs and collect lists from customers using a Food Train van on a Monday. Once lists are collected, volunteer shoppers work together to gather the shopping in a supermarket either in Clackmannanshire or Stirling. Shopping takes place on a Tues, Wed and Thurs depending on which area the customer lives in. Volunteer drivers and helpers collect the food shopping then deliver it to customers. This includes unpacking the shopping and putting it away for customers if appropriate. We provide an induction and training for volunteers, we also buddy up helpers and drivers with an experienced volunteer.
We offer 45p per mileage expenses and cover travel costs. Volunteer shoppers are asked to commit to one morning minimum per week shopping from 8am to 11am. Volunteer helpers and drivers are asked to commit to one day per week which usually starts at 9.30am and may finish around 2pm. We provide water and snacks. After completion of a successful volunteering period we can offer a professional reference. We also provide PVG registration, training and ongoing support in the form of one to one meetings or volunteer meetings.
Last updated 8 days ago
The helper will make payment for goods received using pre-determined process (pre drafted and authorised cheques).The helper should assist the driver in loading and unloading the van and then take the lead when dealing with the customer. Shopping items to be agreed and payment for goods accepted. Shopping may need to be put away, if require.
Last updated 9 days ago
Delivery driver will carry out an independent check of shopping against lists prior to loading. The delivery driver will be present during the exchange of monies between delivery helper and customer. Delivery drivers will consider fuel economy when driving and offer suggestions for more efficient routes, if appropriate.
Last updated 9 days ago
Ladies of the Rock in Stirling currently assists 145 people that benefit from twice per week fresh meals.
Making meals Twice per week means that we need all the helping hands we can get
As our communities slowly return to work, we are now experiencing a decline of our available volunteers.
It’s for that reason that we are making an URGENT appeal to those in our communities that would like to help and make a difference to the lives of our community family members.
We are currently looking for
-3 cooks with ideally food and hygiene certificates (but not necessary as training could be offered)
-2 keen bakers with food and hygiene (training offered if not certified)
-3 delivery drivers (must have own transport)
Our activities depend a lot on the help we get from very valuable volunteers
This project was created by the community for our communities
If you would like to apply for a role, please get in touch with Fran Nicol, Dorothy Morrow or Margaret Forsyth.
Last updated 9 days ago
People living well within supportive communities is at the heart of the local Health and Social Care Partnership’s aspirations. One of its priorities is to connect people to their neighbourhoods and communities, promoting good health and self-help.
CTSI, SVE and partners are recruiting Volunteer Health Champions, who will receive training so that they can help to make a positive difference to health and wellbeing in their own family, community and workplace. Activities may include:
• Speaking to family and friends about health and wellbeing topics
• Signposting someone to a health and wellbeing service or support group
• Promoting health campaigns within neighbourhoods and being champions on the ground for supermarket/ library/workplace exhibitions
• Encouraging a group of friends to meet for a weekly walk rather than staying inside.
• Linking with some of the specific support groups within Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire that include people with dementia, arthritis, heart problems and Diabetes, for example.
The health champions will work together to develop local information resources and will attend an accredited course by the Royal Society of Public Health run by Forth Valley College. Additional training will be provided by NHS Forth Valley on various health topics.
We would like to hear from anyone who is passionate about health and well-being issues and would like to develop their knowledge and gain experience in this area.
For further information please contact Liz Rowlett at CTSI
Last updated 9 days ago