West Dunbartonshire CVS

West Dunbartonshire CVS

Charity registered in Scotland SC032003

To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of West Dunbartonshire and in particular the advancement of education, the furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress by the promotion of the voluntary sector within the area so that the conditions of life of the aforementioned inhabitants may be improved.


Current opportunities

Our Award winning Link Up service is a telephone helpline service for West Dunbartonshire, providing direct access and referrals to services in the local community which older residents care about and could benefit from accessing. Role deals with incoming calls and requires you to direct the enquiries. Part of the role is to meet and greet our guests for scheduled appointments, drop in surgeries, general enquiries, collection and dropping off of materials. The role is very important in supporting the work of the organisation and you will be a valued member of the team

We are looking for people who would be involved in a group that would do a weekly litter pick at the Forth and Clyde Canal near Linnvale and Whitecrook in Clydebank. We do a weekly litter pick at the side of the canal in Clydebank, separating the material so that we can recycle as much as possible and make the area a safe and clean place that the local community can use.

Our Award winning Link Up service is a telephone helpline service for West Dunbartonshire, providing direct access and referrals to services in the local community which older residents care about and could benefit from accessing. Role deals with incoming calls and requires you to direct the enquiries. Part of the role is to meet and greet our guests for scheduled appointments, drop in surgeries, general enquiries, collection and dropping off of materials. The role is very important in supporting the work of the organisation and you will be a valued member of the team

VCBefriend is a Peer Led service so only available to those over 55 One to One: our one to one service involves a 4 week training course covering the role of the befriender, attitudes and values, boundaries and confidentiality and building relationships. We match people according to various factors, these include interests, hobbies and personality. Group Befriending: Our group befriending volunteers are required to undertake the One to One befriending training, the role involves escorting people on organised trips. Trips are usually between 2 to 5 hours duration. Assisted Shopping: Our assisted shopping role is undertaken through our befriending service we require volunteers to take our 4 week training course. The aim of the service is to assist with shopping, planning of weekly meals, assisting with budgets, accompanying to both the local shops and supermarkets and returning home to put away shopping. All volunteers are fully supported by the Befriending Co-ordinator on a one to one basis or on a group support session. These roles require volunteers to be PVG checked