We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

Read more about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic

Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Who Cares Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC026076

Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland. We support care experienced people to have their voice heard and influence to make positive change within the care system.


Current opportunities

We are looking for volunteer Mini Bus drivers who can spare a few hours per month who can transport a young person/small group of young people between home and local and one off national groups and events using our mini bus.

You will work alongside our innovative and energetic Renfrewshire Who Cares? Scotland project team and will lead and support on educating and raising awareness of care experience to Primary and Secondary School pupils and teachers through assemblies, PSE sessions and monthly drop-ins. Education Ambassadors will help to raise awareness of care experience, work towards ending stigma and injustice that care experience people can face and be part of influencing transformational change. Would you like to share your skills and experience to help ensure young people understand the lives of care experienced young people and the challenges they can face. What will I be doing? • Learning about rights, legislation and policy which relates to issues faced by care experienced people • Learning about creative methods of sharing personal experiences. • Observing others sharing personal experiences • Learning and supporting ways to educate Primary and Secondary school pupils on care experience to influence change • Contributing to influencing opportunities such through leading assemblies, PSE sessions and monthly drop-ins. • Being a positive role model What skills can I bring to this role? • A knowledge and understanding of issues affecting care experienced people • Ability to work well in a team • Ability to work in a school setting • Good communication and listening skills • Ability to encourage and motivate others to participate in activities • Strong presentation and facilitation skills

Would you like to help children and young people engage in sporting activities to build their skills and confidence and engage in their local community? The Care2B Active sport youth group volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting sporting activities for young people while changing their lives through sport and physical activity. This role will involve interacting with young people aged 10 - 18 years through a range of physical activity and sports groups within Johnstone, Foxbar and Ferguslie Park. What will I be doing? Supporting staff to undertake new sporting activities Helping children to have fun Building young children’s confidence and self esteem Being a positive role model Encourage participation

f you agree that all children should grow up feeling loved, then please consider supporting our work by becoming part of our fundraising volunteer team. Purpose and Aims of the role As a volunteer fundraiser with our fundraising team, you will support us at local and national fundraising activities on an adhoc basis throughout the year as an enthusiastic, reliable, personable and committed extra pair of hands. As a Volunteer fundraiser, you’ll help us to deliver fun and exciting fundraising events for both us and our supporters by being ‘on the day help’. (Please note that this role does not include any planning of events, if this is of interest to you then please see our ‘Fundraising Champion’ role.) Your responsibilities may include: • Helping with the setting up of fundraising activities on the day (eg at a local tea party), • Meeting and greeting people at a range of events • Cheering on our supporters as they complete amazing activity challenges to help us raise money • Helping pack some bags at a local store to raise funds! Sometimes there will be lots of events and sometimes we will be quietly organising the next and you may not hear from us for a couple of month’s but rest assured we’ll call in your help and it will be all hands to the deck! In this role you will be able to develop your communication, organisation and team working skills. Most importantly though, you’ll inspire people to raise funds and enable events to happen as quite simply we need another pair of happy smiling hands to help! This role is flexible and the time commitments vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities that both us and our supporters have organised. This could mean it could be anything from 1 day a month to 2 days in 6 months. We will advertise our fundraising events online and you will be able to sign up on our volunteer system to the events you are able to help at. We would ask that there is a minimum commitment of 4 days a year. The fundraising volunteer team will have an annual meeting together for about 2 hours. This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. What will I be doing? • Helping ‘on the day’ at various fundraising activity events • Promoting activities on the day at events • For any larger events – helping with registration/movement of people • Helping at bag packing events to raise money, local tea parties or fun days in the community that our supporters or fundraising volunteers have created • Maximising funds raised as part of a team or fundraising group • Assisting with the smooth running of fundraising events throughout the year, whether they be ones we have created ourselves or larger events like the Kiltwalk that we support each year!