Volunteering opportunities advertised
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.
Befriending families under stress and visiting them in their own homes to offer support and practical help.
We are looking for a general handyman who can help us with some diy and general maintenance jobs. Some examples are building cots, oiling prams, fixing holes in the plasterboard and changing lightbulbs. General maintenance of the building would involve weeding and controlling plant growth as well as maintenance in and around building.
To complete an annual return for the charity register. This will include a summary of income and expenditure for the year. You will need to handle small amounts of money weekly, mainly cheques and our bank account. An interest in accounts would be advisable. Keep up to date records. Need to attend quarterly committee meetings and AGM's.
Working from The Centre, Livingston or our administration office in Craigshill, Livingston:
• Assisting with filing and scanning membership documentation
• Preparing loan application packs for approval by Loan Committee
• Answering the telephone
• Processing members’ transactions
• Dealing with members’ queries
• Supporting volunteers on the Front Desk (dealing directly with members)
• Supporting administrative staff
You would choose and deliver a selection of library books in your local library on behalf of someone who is no longer able to get there themselves.
At least one visit per month would be expected, or perhaps two. Visits would be arranged between you and your matched customer to suit your availability. Each visit would be fairly short – time enough to have a chat and perhaps a cup of tea as you do the changeover of books.
We help people aged 65 and over to maintain their independence. The Extra Service Volunteer would use their practical skills to help customers with household tasks they are finding difficult with advancing years. The tasks we can do are as varied as running a household suggests, such as:
Cleaning the inside of windows
Turning a mattress
Changing duvet covers
Cleaning a fridge
Defrosting a freezer
Cleaning out cupboards
Rearranging moveable furniture
Almond Energy Action provides one-to-one energy efficiency advice to Almond Housing Association tenants in Craigshill who want to save money on their heating and electricity costs and keep warm at home. The service is free and confidential.
The project is looking for volunteers from the local community to become community champions, giving basic energy saving advice to householders in the Craigshill area.
Volunteers will receive training from an experienced Affordable Warmth Advisor and team support while carrying out the role.
Almond Energy Action is a partnership between Almond Housing Association and Changeworks, an environmental charity with over 20 years’ experience of helping people in Scotland keep affordably warm in their homes.
Signpost supports families with disabled children, by providing both a listening ear and practical help. This support is vital for families facing the challenges of their child’s disability, and can make the difference between families having the same choices and chances as anyone else, and missing out on the ‘ordinary life’ that every family should enjoy.
We are looking for up to 3 new trustees to join our Management Committee and take a lead role in helping the organisation to take forward its strategic plan.
We welcome enquiries from all interested parties, particularly if you have a business background, or if you have experience of using local services for young people with additional needs, but your commitment, enthusiasm, communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team and openness to learning are the most desirable skills. To arrange an informal chat, or a visit to Signpost to find out more, please register your interest.
All trustees are jointly responsible for overseeing the work of the organisation, through monthly meetings and an annual development day at which staff and committee members decide the future direction of the charity’s work.
This provides an excellent opportunity for continuing professional and personal development, as induction and training are provided to trustees. Parent carers seeking to develop new skills, and those from the business community seeking a way to make a meaningful contribution to their local community are especially welcome.
The Digital Inclusion Volunteer will help aid people to develop ICT skills by attending classes in their local area. Helping clients complete CVs and search for jobs and help people become interested in developing ICT skills. Once individuals develop their skills they can then use the internet for other purposes such as benefits or energy advice.
The role of the volunteer is to assist and maximise the benefits for learners. This is achieved by being available to provide extra support to attendees.
Volunteers will be asked to support the learners during the sessions to achieve their aims.