Inverclyde Community Development Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC007212

To contribute to the overall economic development of Inverclyde by providing or creating jobs for the people of Inverclyde including disadvantaged groups. To provide a framework for local people to enhance their existing skills and enter a "learning continuum" which increases their potential for economic activity and/or the improvement of their quality of life. To remove obstacles to individuals and groups accessing training and employment. To provide a range of services within the community and to other community groups, including: care services, hot meals delivery service, home shopping delivery service, employability services and volunteer Inverclyde.

Current opportunities

Volunteers will befriend New Scots within Inverclyde. Our volunteers will help to provide friendship and support in an informal capacity usually within a 1-1 setting. You will support refugees to resettle and participate within the local community. You will also be involved in discussions as to who you are matched up with beforehand. Activities can be as simple as going for a coffee once a week although we have relationships where people explore shared hobbies and interests together such as sport, photography, cooking etc. Help with English words and phrases as well as cultural differences is also appreciated. We generally aim for relationships to last initially for about 6 months but can be extended/shortened based on personal circumstances and we try our best to be as flexible as possible in any way we can in order to accommodate a wide variety of volunteers.

Do you have bike repairor upcycling skills? Support our Bike technicians and Project Coordinator with the delivery of the Community Tracks Inverclyde programme! Our aim is to support and encourage local people to choose sustainable transport measures and encourage healthier lifestyles, while also supporting the provision of practical activities for local people in relation to bicycle recycling, maintenance and refurbishment. Tasks •To help sort, build and refurbish bikes donated to the project - with reuseable parts where possible •To assist in the day to day running of the bike workshop •Learn to use existing and future mechanical skills and experience to diagnose faults, assess viability of repairs, while helping to undertake safety checks and refurbishments •Assist with pop-up bike events within the wider Inverclyde area •To interact with local people, local businesses and community groups to promote cycling and training opportunities •Ensure that H&S protocols are followed at all times •Contribute towards the development of good working practices and external bike events •Ensure that equipment is stored safely, kept clean and in safe working order. •Volunteers may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities not set out in this role description. It's a great way to meet new people and develop your skills! Start date dependent on covid-19 guidelines - but hopefully start anytime.

Ever tried your hand at writing stories or poems? Curious about giving it a go? Join our friendly and informal creative writing group to develop your creative writing skills, sharing ideas, choosing weekly themes, supporting each other creatively, and having a good blether each week. No experience necessary, writing materials and refreshments provided, in a wheelchair accessible location on weekday evenings. Share your workor thoughts on writing during 2-hour creative writing workshops, and provide each other with constructive, supportive, and respectful feedback. It’s a great way to meet new people and develop your writing skills!