Linkliving (Employability Services)

Charity registered in Scotland SC032418

LinkLiving offer support through our Steps to Resilience programme, for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Steps To Resilience is a 10-week trauma-informed personal development programme which equips young people with practical skills to manage their mental health and increase their resilience to cope with challenges. It is based on the belief that young people can be supported to turn the survival tools they have gained through adverse circumstances into positive skills ultimately leading to getting them into work or other positive destinations. We run courses for 14-16 year old non-school attenders, and for young people aged 16-25 years.


Current opportunities

Two hours out of your day could make someone else’s! Help reduce the loneliness and social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver. They need volunteer drivers to take people who are lonely or isolated to and from their (socially distanced) social cafe at Torryburn Community Centre. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea (or coffee). They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities. As a volunteer driver you are the first point of contact with their members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. This role involves: - collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to the Community Centre - taking them home at the end of the session - complying with current COVID restrictions both in your car and at the Centre - talking to, and getting to know the members - raising any concerns regarding members wellbeing with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - making sure your car is road worthy, taxed and properly insured - encouraging members to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID restrictions

Just two hours out of your week could make an older persons day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at one of the (socially distanced) social cafes. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea (or coffee). We also offer quizzes and a range of other activities. You will get to know the service users and build a positive relationship with them. You will do this by: - meeting and greeting the members as they arrive, - offering refreshments and clearing away at the end, - building a positive relationship with members by chatting to them and getting to know them, - helping members to take part in the activities where necessary, such as giving out pens and paper for the quizzes. - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role - encouraging members to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID restrictions - raising any concerns with the Project Workers or Assistant Project Workers