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Volunteering Matters is the UK's leading volunteering charity. Our Handyperson Service runs in Greater Stirling, Eastern Villages, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Callander and the Rural South West as well as in 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, fitting smoke/carbon monoxide alarms or replacing batteries their batteries, unblocking sinks, putting up shelves or building flat pack furniture. Ask us - we can only say no if its not something we can do. 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.
Note: we dont undertake gardening, decorating, electrical or gas fitting work.
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 and health & safety equipment.
Volunteers find that not only are they helping others, they’re also strengthening their own communities and networks as well as a lot of job satisfaction!
The days of the week and 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 us.
Looking for volunteers who want to befriend someone who needs a little support and encouragement to get back into a healthy lifestyle. Gym Buddies will benefit from two befriender sessions before being matched with a Befriendee and full support as your Befriending volunteering progresses
Barrhead Community Council meets in the Council Offices, Main Street, Barrhead, on the first Thursday of each month at 7.00pm. Meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend. If you wish to raise an issue at a meeting, please discuss this with the Chairperson who should be available fifteen minutes prior to the start of the meeting.