We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.
Volunteers bring their assets into their communities. This adds value to the service by enhancing and extending service provision within the community such as:
• Using their assets to assist with or run initiatives (Dancercise, Drumming, Boccia and New Age Curling, Art group, Monday Club IT Awareness & Internet Safety, Healthy Eating/Healthy Body/Fruit Kebabs)
• Befriending, Transporting and Supporting
• Providing information and support individually or within groups
Active Citizenship (volunteering & participating within the community)
This may be of interest to Community Health Volunteers who are interested in participating in decision making processes within the Area Partnership and/or becoming representatives of Building Healthy Communities within a wider context e.g.: rural partnerships and other local organisations. They will receive additional training relevant to their involvement such as:
• Committee skills
• LEAP training (evaluation & planning tool)
• PA (Participatory Appraisal) training (evaluation & consultation tool)
• Any relevant training which build their capacity in this area
Uses a co-ordinated community development approach to: Create a range of opportunities for local people and communities. Encourage active local participation. Prepare individuals for volunteering through training and one-to-one support. Promote Healthy Lifestyles. Enable individuals to be active citizens within their own community. Outreach people trough the development and implementation of a range of healthy initiatives that address local needs. Activities and Initiatives delivered have included Partners in Autism, Reactionary activities, Tambourelli, Jills of All Trades (where female volunteers have learn basic DIY skills and are available to take their new skills into the community to assist groups with their own projects as well as vulnerable individuals), Heartstart, Self Management Programme (including Monday Club and Laptop Heaven) and Volunteer Development.
Experience required: Active Citizenship (volunteering & participating within the community)
This may be of interest to Community Health Volunteers interested in participating in decision making processes within the Area Partnership and/or becoming representatives of facilitator or organiser. They will receive the same training and support as other Community Health Volunteers plus additional training needed to carry out these roles effectively, e.g.:
• Leadership Courses, Team Building and Group Work Skills
Travel details: Anywhere in the Machars and Newton Stewart area
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: BHC Induction covers policies, awareness of organisation, what is a volunteer, support is based on the individual's need and type of volunteering, as described above