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

Volunteer befrienders will be matched with a person in the East Renfrewshire area 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.

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands runs a variety of groups and activities to support health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in the local community. One of our more recent groups is the Men's Breakfast Club. This group is designed to bring men who are looking for a bit of company, together for a chat and a tasty breakfast. A volunteer group leader is vital for the week to week running of the club, to help with set-up and clean down, take the registration and donations and be a point of contact for new members. With assistance from project staff, the group leader will also help promote and develop the club

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands runs a variety of groups and activities to support health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in the local community. One of our more recent groups is the Men's Breakfast Club. This group is designed to bring men who are looking for a bit of company together for a chat and a hearty breakfast. A volunteer breakfast chef is vital to the group, so a breakfast can be prepared, cooked and served

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands runs a variety of groups and activities to support health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in the local community. One group that we run called "Blether and Brew" has a simple but powerful premise, to bring people together to have a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit. The group is well attended but to help the group develop and grow, we need a volunteer group leader to help support the sessions. The group leader would be there on the day to help with set up, manage the register and collect the donations. The group leader, with assistance from project staff, would also support volunteers in the group and look at ways the group could be promoted and developed