Getting Better Together

Charity registered in Scotland SC033111

To improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Greater Shotts area.Involve local people in defining, supporting, managing + using existing services to improve their health. Establish a food co-op, breakfast clubs, Health and leisure initiatves. Creation of Healthy Living
Centre and eight information points - centre to include - Food co-op, cyber/healthy eating cafe, smoking cessation, drugs + alcohol counselling, Family Planning

Current opportunities

The driver (while adhering to Transport Scotland Covid 19 travel regulations) shall assist older adults from their house door to the vehicle and ensure the individual is safely seated and secure in the vehicle, ensuring any mobility aid is stored safely. Taking the individual to destination and ensuring that the passenger is escorted safely to appointment location (e.g. patient waiting room). The driver will usually be asked to wait and return the passenger safely home. You should be a safe driver, have good communication skills, a good geographical knowledge of Central Scotland and be interested in assisting older people. This is an exceptionally popular service. Safe driver, able to offer assistance to less mobile passengers, good communicator

To assist in the day to day running of cycling activities includes assisting coach/leader in delivery of cycling sessions, upkeep of bike fleet (cleaning, basic maintenance) The volunteer should be willing to participate in all aspects of the activity. • Setting up of cycling sessions • Observing participants for safety • Storing and upkeep of equipment • Including basic maintenance • Cleaning of bikes

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to support our different walking projects. You’ll learn about the impact of walking and nature connectedness for health and well-being and gain skills in leadership and communication. To assist in the day to day running of walking activities including a breakfast club & walking bus for primary school kids, health walks, buggy walks, and strength & balance initiatives. The volunteer should be willing to participate in all aspects of the activity which include: • Helping lead walks at local parks and greenspace. • Helping set-up and run the breakfast club (including making breakfasts and doing fun activities) • Walking kids to school on time for 8.50am. • Observing participants for safety. • Registering new walkers on the Paths for All database • Making new walkers feel welcome. • Enjoy a cup of tea and meet new people!

As a marketing volunteer, you will have the opportunity to support our social media and communications activity. This will include engaging with the local community, promoting partnership work, and growing our core service users. The volunteer will be expected to have experience and confidence using social media platforms to communicate with the local community and partners both locally and nationally. (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn. You will also be confident using graphic design platforms and video creation tools such as Canva & Movie Maker to create concise and engaging content which showcases our work and informs the community of our services. Volunteer must understand and adhere to organisations GDPR. This post is ideally suited to a graduate student in business or marketing, or someone with relevant experience who is looking for volunteering work to make an impact in the third sector.