Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO

Charity registered in Scotland SC028103

Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (SCIO) connects and supports volunteering, social enterprising activity and voluntary groups to make East Renfrewshire a better place to live

Current opportunities

As a Kindness Buddy, you might help someone with the following: * Purchasing items of shopping for a few weeks * Taking someone to a weekly activity/group * Helping someone get back out in the community after a period of isolation Some people may need short-term support, others may require longer. Kindness Buddies must be flexible, personable, patient, considerate, calm and kind! A great sense of humour is helpful too. Kindness Buddies should be able to travel easily, whether in their car or be confident using public transport. You may prefer to help with one project or be happy to help across various, the choice is yours. The role would present an excellent opportunity to learn and develop new skills while providing invaluable service to your local community. Training will be provided along with support throughout your volunteering journey. This role will require a PVG check free of charge. If this sounds like you and you're interested in discovering more, contact us at Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire at 0141 876 9555 or hello@va-er.org.uk.

We are looking for volunteers to support local carers with a much-needed regular break. As a volunteer, you regularly visit and spend time with the cared-for person at home providing company/doing an activity; if the cared for has good mobility there is the option to go out, for example for a short walk or to the library. The carer can use this time to meet up with a friend, join a group, attend an appointment or do anything they choose. We will provide induction and ongoing training for all new volunteers and regular support from our volunteer co-ordinator. All volunteers will be carefully matched with a carer and cared for person based on personality, interests and availability. Volunteers will NOT provide any personal care. Due to the nature of this role, we are asking for volunteers to be able to commit to at least 6 months.