Volunteering opportunities advertised
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
Purpose of role:
To assist with the delivery of the Homework Club, ensuring children are supported in a positive, safe and happy environment for all. Key Responsibilities:
Supervise and be responsible for children attending the club.
Support children to organise and complete Homework tasks.
Ensuring the welfare, safety and enjoyment of children at all times.
Tidy and clean up during and at the end of lthe activity.
Accompany children from Borestone Primary School to the YT club.
Prepare and serve snacks.
Be positive, enthusiastic, encouraging and patient with children.
Keep all paperwork as required, i.e. registration of children, accident reports.
Keep confidential any information regarding children and their families.
Work in line with COPs policies i.e. Child Protection, Equal Opportunities and Health and
Heart to Heart: bringing hope to those affected by divorce or separation. Due to an increase in demand for the service and geographic expansion, we have opportunities for you to support adults who are recovering from divorce and separation in your local area. Working alongside other volunteers you could be involved with a 6 week group support addressing key areas to help improve mental health and wellbeing of our clients. Alternatively, there are opportunities to deliver individual support to adults and a specific support programme for parents that runs in parallel with H2H, our youth arm. Over 80% of our clients are suffering some form of depression when they register with us and it is essential to be able to provide support for them swiftly, that’s why we need you! Full training is given, expenses reimbursed and we cover all areas in Stirling – and beyond! We ask for a commitment from you to us and our ethos and a personal understanding of the issues of divorce / separation. There is also an opening on the Board of Trustees for a person with senior management, fundraising and financial experience.