Mearnskirk Helping Hands

Charity registered in Scotland SC046646

A charity aimed to help improve the health and wellbeing of the local community, with volunteers being at the heart of what we do. Some of the work includes supporting people with dementia and their carers' and helping others become more connected in their community. We are a dynamic and evolving charity and are looking to expand on all the good work we do with the help of additional volunteers

Current opportunities

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands run a variety of groups and activities to support health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation. Some of our groups are sustained through small charges, others run for free but are reliant on donations. We would like to increase what we can offer through our groups and activities through generating additional funds. A volunteer fundraiser would help MKHH to think of fun and creative ways of raising funds as well as organising and running fundraising events, with the support of the staff team

Volunteer befrienders will be matched with a person in their local community aged 65+ who are looking for company or support to become more connected to their community. The befriender will visit the person once a week in their home for an hour or so or accompany them to an activity. If, due to COVID restrictions meetings can't happen, contact will be made over the telephone in the first instance.

The volunteer will be supporting our remote IT group that runs once a week over six sessions via Zoom. The group is designed to help people with little or no experience to learn how to use a tablet and get online. The group will be led by a tutor, however the volunteer will support the tutor to help answer any participants questions before and during the sessions as well as host the Zoom meeting and provide technical help to participants to ensure each session runs smoothly.