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.
Friendly, enthusiastic, sensitive volunteer required to join our team working in a small care home which provides support for up to 4 x residents, 2 x respite users, 2 x day care users (adults). Must show a positive attitude towards disability and a strong commitment to equal opportunities, as well as being caring, reliable and a good listener. Will work in the centre or out in the community, alongside other staff, accessing social opportunities of the client’s choice. Will help clients to achieve goals, maintain/develop self esteem, and to build relationships. Will support our clients within the centre to develop/maintain skills, and to take part in activities of their choice – eg: cooking, crafts, music. There will be the opportunity to access free training, and take part in fundraising events as and when they arise. Volunteers who have a particular skill which they wish to lead a regular activity in – eg: music – would be gladly considered.
Provide advice, information and peer support to local volunteers who wish to join the volunteer network
Help to recruit more volunteers in the local area
Main point of contact for support and local issues and pass to Volunteer Co-ordinator or Head Office as necessary
Promote Fertility Network Scotland services and campaigns to people in local community by distributing leaflets etc
Attend events to promote and/or fundraise for Fertility Network Scotland
Help organise and support our events in the local area
Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support for anyone affected by fertility issues. We work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland.
Represent and raise awareness of Fertility Network Scotland charity in places of education and in local area to highlight the services and support we provide.
Promote the charity by displaying posters and leaflets
Highlight our campaigns and projects to fellow students and lecturers etc including through social media
Assist Fertility Network Scotland staff at events such as Freshers Week
This benefits of this opportunity include:
Meeting and working with new people, learning new skills which would benefit future applications to further education or employment while having fun, gain experience of event participation, fundraising and charity sector in general, knowledge that your support will help people in Scotland experiencing fertility problems.
Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support for anyone affected by fertility issues. We also work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and to campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland.
Are you a natural leader who knows how to motivate a team to succeed and has a few hours to spare each month? Will you bring your love for the natural world to life to engage your team to inspire donations and give our supporters the best customer service?
You will manage and oversee a team of volunteers who will promote our fundraising pin badges and collections, raising vital funds for our conservation work in Scotland. Of the 6,000 UK species surveyed recently, more than 1 in 10 are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. Do you have the commitment, drive and passion to galvanise your team and community into action? We need people like you who are not afraid of getting stuck into any challenge, setting direction and motivating your team to make the most of every available opportunity to raise funds. Your role will include:
• Actively recruiting and managing a network of up to ten local volunteer Community Fundraising Collectors
• Strategically planning venues to target for our pin badge and bucket collecting schemes
• Working closely with volunteers to secure and maintain pin badge box sites
• Organising street and bucket collections in local stores and venues
• Ensuring that volunteers bank and report funds in a timely and compliant way
• Monitoring our ROBINS computer system reports and dealing with any discrepancies
• Thanking our supporters and issuing certificates
The Community Fundraising Team is ambitious. Our amazing volunteers grow financial support for RSPB in our communities and ensure that every person they meet gets a special experience of nature, wherever they are. Lead something different. Help us give nature a home today.
No knowledge of birds required!
Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary.
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
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.
To take passenger bookings, arrange journeys, deal with inquiries and provide information when requested to ensure the smooth scheduling of journey requests.