Volunteering opportunities advertised
This volunteer opportunity will be working with the community bubble project. The community bubble is a project which aims to bring communities closer together and have a better all-over connective feel around the area. We go into local communities but also go to different events and festivals to look at the community spirit around these events and festivals. What you will do is help us with the activities that we do at events. For example, Dr feel good which will ask you to talk to members of the public and see what they want to improve in the community around them and see how they can make what they want to happen. You will also help to put up the tent and help in community sessions where we will invite people into conduct session around ME, WE and US. This looks at how the individual, the group and the wider community can help to make a necessary change. We are looking for volunteers 16+ to join us and we will be having a volunteer information night in July. If you wish to join us if you send an email with your name, age and where you are from to email@example.com
The Food Train Stirling is in its 6th year and is volunteer run. We provide an essential grocery shopping/delivery service for any older person in Stirling who may be struggling to access food due to disability, mobility issues or frailty. Our aim is to prevent social isolation and malnutrition in older persons. We have a dedicated and diverse set of volunteers, which we are very proud of. We collect shopping lists on a Monday then we shop and deliver Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
This role invovles:
- Working in pairs visiting customers to collect shopping lists.
- Writing shopping lists for customers when asked.
- Spending a few minutes chatting with customers
To carry out this role, you will have at least basic literacy, be of a cheerful disposition, have a commitment to helping older vulnerable people, be well presented, able to get to our offices, and be able to offer a 6 month commitment (not necessarily consecutive months). It would be benefical, but not essential to have a driving license and the ability to drive a van.
In appreciation of your time, we are able to offer expenses to and from the office to all volunteers. You will also have access to water and healthy snacks whilst volunteering. We also carry out a full induction with volunteers which includes malnutrition training and dementia training. This role is very social, and fun. Our volunteers are able to be active whilst making a direct impact in their community by helping vulnerable older people, who without The Food Train, would struggle to have access to food.
In addition, you can expand your skills and employability. We are happy to offer a written reference for volunteers who are with us for a minimum of 6 months.
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire works with NHS Forth Valley to develop volunteering in local hospitals. We are looking for older volunteers or those in/approaching retirement to carry out support roles in Stirling Community Hospital, Falkirk Community Hospital, Forth Valley Royal Hospital or Clackmannanshire Healthcare Centre - with the aim of making a visit to the hospital a better experience for patients and visitors.
Volunteers provide support to patients and visitors in many different departments. There are w wide range of volunteer roles available and we will help to find one which suits you! Volunteers contribute to the well-being of patients and visitors by being a listening ear, and a helpful and friendly face welcoming people to the hospital. Our volunteers feel valued, make new friends and keep active in retirement.
Volunteering Matters are the UK's leading volunteering charity. Our Handyperson service runs in Stirling and Clackmannanshire and involves volunteers who complete small and minor maintenance jobs that some older or disabled people cannot do by themselves in their own homes.
The types of jobs that volunteers complete take less than 2 hours and include things such as changing lightbulbs, hanging curtains, replacing batteries in smoke alarms, unblocking sinks, putting up shelves or building flat pack furniture. It can often be difficult to find tradespeople willing to do such minor jobs and can be somewhat dangerous for older, frail people to do themselves so that’s where our volunteers step in to help.
As a result of our service, older people feel more confident in their ability to live independently in their own homes. We also offer fire safety advice and how to prevent a fall at home. Volunteers receive full support from project staff as well as travel expenses, free uniform and health & safety equipment.
Volunteers find that not only are they helping others, they’re also strengthening their own communities and networks.
The hours available are completely flexible and we will work around the volunteer and what spare time they have. If you are interested in volunteering, or you know someone who could do with some help around the house, then please contact contact us.
Come along and join our team who work at the packing unit doing a variety of tasks including, sorting stock, splitting donated packs, making up food packs etc.
Using your own car, you will be supporting the project by uplifting our food packs and supplies from our Storage Unit and deliver them to our Community Access Points. Deliveries should take no more than a couple of hours and all driving will be in the city centre area.
This volunteering opportunity exists to assist in marketing the work of neuro Central. This will include , media and web based communications and assisting with developing and maintaining different audience development initiatives including e-marketing.
We have 4 local groups based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside and Grampian. Volunteers can join these groups and carry out tasks such as drystane dyking, footpath construction, woodland management and fencing, and to receive training in these.
Collecting elderly or disabled persons from their homes and transporting them to a church service or church and commu nity cafe. Where possible volunteers should provide their own ca