Erskine Veterans Charity

Charity registered in Scotland SC006609

Erskine provides unrivalled support to Veterans in Scotland, through three care homes and a Veterans Village, comprising of 44 cottages, an Activities Centre, five Assisted Living Apartments and 24 Transitional Supported Apartments.

Erskine’s strength lies in the very special blend of dedicated care, compassion and understanding we offer to residents and their families.

Erskine care for nearly 1,000 residents each year; our care homes provide Veterans with the companionship of like-minded people. Erskine not only care for their Veterans – we care about them.


Current opportunities

Join Our Team and Be the Heart of Change! 🌟 Position: Fundraising & Events – Events Volunteer Location: Erskine Edinburgh / Various Community Venues - Scotland Wide Your Mission: Unite with us to build a Scotland where Veterans and their families thrive. At Erskine, our vision is clear: to offer Veterans their best possible future through the best possible care and community support. Role at a Glance: As an Events Volunteer, you'll be at the forefront of generating vital funds to support our Veterans. Your enthusiasm will light up various community settings as you: 📆 Schedule: Coordinate with our fundraising team based on your availability, making this a flexible commitment. 🏢 Event Setup/Clear up: Play a crucial role in setting up and tidying event/venue areas and displays, ensuring everything runs smoothly. 📋 Registration Desk Host: Welcome participants with a warm smile and assist them with registrations. 🛍️ Merchandise Maestro: Show off your sales skills by manning our Erskine-branded merchandise stalls. 🎟️ Raffle Rockstar: Sell raffle tickets and/or collect donations on-site during events. 🚚 Logistics Pro: Help transport goods and resources to and from event venues. 🏃 General Runner: Be the go-to person for various on-the-day tasks that keep the event running seamlessly. 🎉 Event Extraordinaire: If you're up for it, you might even contribute to event entertainment, activities, or event photography to capture the magic. 🤝 Support Ambassador: Provide support, encouragement, and resources to event participants taking on sponsorship challenges. Time Commitment: Length: A minimum of one day. Weekly Hours: 2-8 hours, depending on your availability. We're flexible to accommodate your schedule. Training Requirements: 🌟 Core Induction: Get acquainted with Erskine's history mission and values. 🏛️ Site Briefing: Familiarise yourself with the event location and role tasks. 🤝 Optional Fundraising Session: Enhance your fundraising knowledge to learn re our targets and how our money is spent on veterans Diversity and Inclusion: Erskine welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, aged 14 and above. You don't need prior experience; our training program will support you every step of the way. Skills and Attributes: 💙 Passion: A deep commitment to supporting Veterans. 🤝 Trustworthiness and Honesty: Essential qualities for our team. 😄 Professional and Friendly: An outgoing manner that engages people. 📜 Adherence to Guidelines: Ability to work within fundraising guidelines. Requirements and Benefits: 👥 Age Requirement: Must be 16+ for bucket collections unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or volunteering as part of a uniformed group. 🚗 Travel Expenses: Receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket travel expenses, up to £15 per day. Rewards of Volunteering: By joining us, you become an essential part of raising funds and awareness for Erskine. You directly contribute to ensuring that our residents receive the quality of care they so richly deserve. Ready to Enlist for a Cause? Apply Now! Your dedication can change lives and shape a brighter future for Veterans and their families. Together, we'll make Scotland a place where they truly thrive. Join us today and be the heart of change! 🤝 Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us: 📞 0141 814 4640 📧 volunteering@erskine.org.uk 🌐 www.erskine.org.uk

Calling All Volunteering Heroes: Join Our Mission to Brighten Lives! Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country? Erskine Veterans Charity is searching for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of our impactful volunteering family. Join us as we create moments of joy, connection, and companionship for our esteemed residents. Why Volunteer With Us? 🌟 Meaningful Impact: Your time and effort will directly contribute to enhancing the quality of life for our veterans. Whether it is supporting activities, offering practical support or simply sharing stories as a visitor or befriender, you will be making lasting memories. 🌼 Fulfilment: There is nothing quite like the feeling of bringing smiles to the faces of those who have sacrificed so much. Your involvement will add purpose and fulfilment to your own life as well. 🤝 Connection: This is an opportunity to connect with veterans, their families, staff, and other volunteers, share experiences, build on your interpersonal skills and build friendships that transcend generations. Your presence will help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. 🧠 Stimulating Activities: .Our activities programme is as varied as our residents’ interests are. From group outings to creative projects, your ideas and energy will be welcome, and your involvement will keep their hearts and minds active. Help us create an environment where veterans can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. Join Our Team Today! Step forward and be a part of something truly extraordinary. Erskine is ready to welcome you into our family, where your kindness will ripple through the lives of those who deserve it the most. Together, we can create a haven of happiness and camaraderie. Be the light that illuminates their days. Join our volunteers and show our veterans the care and respect they have earned. Your time, compassion, and dedication will make all the difference. Honouring Our Heroes: One Activity at a Time Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us: 📞 0141 814 4640 📧 volunteering@erskine.org.uk 🌐 www.erskine.org.uk

We need your help to support this event and help raise vital funds for Scotland's ex-Service men and women. We are looking for volunteers to help with bucket collections and running the Erskine stand during the four days of the show? Could you spare 2 hours between 10am and 5pm on Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th or Mon 27th May on show days. The role will include bucket collecting, supporting us to staff our Erskine stand, welcoming guests and giving out stickers and balloons to donators. As a thank you for helping, you will receive free access to the show. Thank you.

We need your help! Can you please spare 2 hours to support this event and help us with bucket collecting to raise vital funds for our veterans - Scotland’s Ex-Service men and women. We are looking for volunteers with a happy friendly personality, you don’t need previous experience, we will give full training and support. The event is fully accessible, and volunteers can bring additional support if required. Please help with setting up, selling raffle tickets, collecting donations and running the Erskine Stands. You can choose a 2 hour session (or more) between 11:30am and 5pm on Sunday 26th May to help us bucket collect and welcome everyone along! About the Event The Erskine Motorbike Meet is the biggest bike meet throughout the west of Scotland. You can expect over 1,000 bikes, a fun filled family village, market stalls and some amazing food. There will be enjoyment for everyone with a bouncy castle and bungee jump for the daring! We are looking for volunteers with availability morning and afternoon on Sunday 26th May 2024. As a thank you for helping, you will receive free access to the Motorbike Meet. It is always a fantastic fun event, with the chance for civilians to mingle with some of our inspiring veterans – everyone is welcome! Benefits: • Feel excited, cheery, and thrilled! • Free access to the Motorbike Meet - impressive bikes in a stunning landscape setting. • Opportunities to socialise and meet new people. • Build your confidence. • Gain work experience. • Our volunteer opportunity counts towards the Saltire and Duke of Edinburgh Award. • Volunteering with Erskine Veterans Charity is a chance to develop and gain new skills. If you would like to volunteer, or gain more information, please email Caroline at caroline.craig@erskine.org.uk or call 0141 814 4555 Thank you.