Volunteering opportunities advertised
Do you have joinery skills and have time to spare to support people with severe and enduring mental health conditions to participate in therapeutic woodwork activities?
At The Brock woodwork workshop our clients are supported to create garden furniture, garden novelty items and small craft items. Participating in these activities helps our clients build self-confidence and gain skills which may support their recovery and possibly lead to employment. We would welcome a woodwork assistant to join our team and help our clients. Volunteers develop good working relationships with clients, providing support and guidance in the use of tools and equipment under the direction of our joinery supervisor. Some do-it-yourself, woodwork or joinery skills are desirable.
Macmillan @ West Lothian provides information and support to anyone affected by cancer. We offer a monthly activity group aimed at our service users and need volunteers with a range of skills developed through hobbies or at work, to lead our group and provide interesting and stimulating activities for our group members.
• Provide a warm welcome and experience to participants
• Planning and delivering appropriate activities in conjunction with staff
• Taking a register of those attending and returning this to staff
• Encourage and buddy participants and the groups
• Participate in the evaluation of the programme
• Ensure the health and safety of participants
• Setting up and clearing up activity venue
• Build relationships and raise awareness of the service
• Adhere to policies regarding client confidentiality, data security and protection of vulnerable groups
• Attend volunteer team meetings and ongoing training
Creative? Love arts and crafts? Find it easy to share what you know with others? Always up for a friendly chat? If so, you could well be perfect for our arts and crafts volunteer role, helping our members develop their skills and creativity in our fully equipped, purpose-build art room. We are looking for a volunteer who can support members with their tasks and projects, so your hands-on skills will be key (ideally your many talents will include sewing). Equally, you should someone who can to strike up a friendly conversation with our members and support interaction between them.
As a volunteer, you will meet inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country.
To support the clients to leave their homes and onto the buses, ensuring safety to and from the day centre. Support wheelchair users and clients with walking aids. Training will be provided.
Victim Support Scotland needs volunteers to support victims of crime and witnesses attending court throughout West Lothian.
We have Victim Services in every council area in Scotland, and Witness Services at every High and Sheriff Court.
Must be non-judgemental.
Must be able to work confidentially.
PVG Checks required
Volunteers may be involved in a range of activities, including making contact with victims/witnesses by 'phone, supporting witnesses attending court and visiting victims in their own homes to offer practical and emotional support in the aftermath of crime.
Befriending families under stress and visiting them in their own homes to offer support and practical help.
Volunteer will take part in session playing with children, helping to set up and tidy room, ensuring a safe play environment for our children.
Befriender/Buddy: Go along to clubs/meetings as a support as often the first meeting is anxiety provoking. To support people in their recovery journey to socialise; go our for coffee, walking, gym etc.
This role involves supporting the paid staff working for Families Outside at HMP Addiewell’s Visitor’s Centre. Key tasks are to welcome and engage positively with visitors to offer information and support; To assist the visitor centre workers to provide a welcoming environment for children and young people and to provide age appropriate activities; To engage in play work with the children of visitors; Assist in the day to day support of visitors and to refer on to the Visitor Centre manager or prison staff for more complex queries; Assist with research and feedback from visitors; Adhere to Families Outside volunteer policy and work within the aims and objectives of the charity.
Obtaining feedback and collating this information from our Advocacy Partners about their advocacy experience to enable us to improve the quality of the service. To meet with our Advocacy Partners when we are at the position of closing their case. This could be at our office base, at the person’s home or somewhere in the community that is convenient for them.
You would be responsible for asking them a list of questions to ascertain their views on their advocacy experience with us.
You would then collate this information on a database set up by EARS to enable the service to explore how the service is viewed by those that receive a service from us.
Being independent from staff it is hoped that you would be given honest open answers.