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.

The MKHH Friendship club provides entertainment and company to those in the local community supported by a friendly team of volunteers. A volunteer group leader, with support from MKHH staff would coordinate the fortnightly running of the Friendship Club. This would involve a range of duties, including planning a programme of entertainment, coordinating transport and coordinating memberships of the Friendship Club. Full induction, training and support will be provided.

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.

A Volunteer Administrator at Mearns Kirk Helping Hands would provide valuable assistance to the staff team by undertaking a variety of administrative tasks, dependent on the needs of the charity. This will include tasks such as basic filing of both paper and electronic documents, sending out information to members or volunteers by post or email, assistance with driver rotas and creating and maintaining documents as required. Full training and induction is provided for the role.