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 aims to offer an excellent volunteering experience to anyone who is willing to offer their time, skills and commitment to helping us run our activities. We are currently looking for friendly, caring drivers to help people get to and from our activities. Mearns Kirk Helping Hands runs several different activities each week, allowing those who may otherwise be at home alone the opportunity to socialise and have fun with others. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to use their own car or drive our minibus to help people to access these activities. There is no minimum time commitment, though our activities currently take place during the day on weekdays. A full training package is provided, and you will be sent a full role profile when you enquire about the opportunity.

A Friendship Club volunteer will be part of a busy volunteering team who provide companionship to members of the Friendship Club. A volunteer would be involved in the set up of afternoon tea, provide company to members, help to serve the tea, coffee and cakes and work as part of the team to ensure all activities run smoothly. They would also attend a short volunteer meeting prior to the start of each session. A full induction on the role is provided.

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

We run a variety of groups/activities to support health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in the community. One of our groups is the Men's Breakfast Club. This is designed to bring men who are looking for company together for a chat/hearty breakfast. A kitchen helper is crucial to ensuring the continuation of the club. You would support the volunteer chef to prepare the kitchen, ensuring food is prepared/cooked properly, adhere to kitchen hygiene regulations and complete necessary kitchen hygiene paperwork