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Volunteers make a real difference to local pet owners and promote positive animal welfare. Decide whether a pet is suitable for PFSS care and place the animal in a suitable registered foster home. Build relationships with local volunteer foster carers and professionals, for example social workers. Monitor the progress of pets in foster care. Coordinate the return of pets to their owners.
Supervise and help to recruit foster carers in their area. Keep in regular contact with registered foster carers.
Clarify arrangements for collection and transport of the pet and financing food, vet costs, etc, whilst in care. Keep accurate and up to date records of each fostering.
Publicise PFSS and establish links with the relevant agencies, for example, health, social work, police, vetinary, etc. Ensure the goodwill of other animal related organisations and commercial organisations, for example, kennels and catteries.
Our experience is that successful applicants have a suitable background which provides the necessary experience. They also need a good degree of pet empathy.
Suitable backgrounds include, but are not limited to medical receptionist, NHS staff, veterinary staff, social work staff, kennel receptionist etc
Registered Therapets and their volunteer owners visit hospices, hospitals, residential and nursing homes throughout Scotland.
Visiting on a regular basis the Therapet Service provides contact wiht pets for many people who would therefore be deprived of the companionship of a pet.
Falkland Palace and Garden welcomes over 44,000 visitors every year and there’s something here for everyone, from the Palace with a working Chapel Royal, apartments for kings and queens, stunning gardens, an orchard and the oldest tennis court in the country.
Falkland Palace, one of Scotland’s finest Renaissance buildings, is set within approximately nine acres of grounds which include ornamental gardens, a glasshouse, an orchard and woodland. The main ornamental garden was designed by renowned garden designer, Percy Cane, in the mid-20th century. Our volunteer garden assistants help our small team of gardeners look after all aspects of these large gardens, maintaining them to the highest standard possible for the enjoyment of our visitors
• General garden maintenance including weeding, mulching, planting, leaf clearing, edging, cutting back, pruning and other regular, seasonal gardening tasks
• Occasional involvement in special projects and events, should this be of interest
• Being welcoming to visitors and helping them to enjoy their visit to the gardens
• Ensuring the people working at and visiting the property remain safe at all times
Arts & Crafts; visits to, for example, lifeboat station; golfing; trampolining and social activities.
Overtonlea Care Centre has a variety of volunteering opportunities both indoors and outdoors. Roles include:
Volunteering with the service users to have meaningful activities. / Volunteering for our gardening services / Volunteering for taking service users out to attend community events / Volunteering for our Overtonlea Community Garden
.• Volunteer administrators (they currently have a young person doing a modern apprenticeship on placement but they will be leaving soon)
• Volunteers to lead group activities at the Centre or 1 to 1 sessions with residents
• Volunteers to do handyman or maintenance tasks under the direction of the paid handyman
• Volunteer gardeners
• Volunteers to help out on an ad hoc basis e.g. helping to take residents to Cunningsburgh Show and other activities outside the centre
• Volunteers to help at the 3 ‘homely’ afternoons that they have at the Centre each year
Residents at the Walter and Joan Gray home all have individual care plans, within the care plans are recorded their interests and hobbies.
The role of the volunteer person would be to visit residents and encourage them with their interests and hobbies. For some residents this may just be general chat, whilst others enjoy having the daily newspaper read to them.
Some group work may also be required such as assisting staff with a baking group, an arts and crafts group, or reading group. Or perhaps you have hobbies and interests of your own which you are willing to share with others.
During the spring and summer we arrange bus trips for residents and there may be an opportunity for the volunteer to accompany staff and residents on these trips.
You will not be expected to assist residents with personal care, toileting or feeding.
Volunteers would be taken through how to use the Atom database system and talked with about what goes in the index. They would then be able to go and read the papers on the microfilm machine (which they'll also be taught to use) and record the contents so that others can find information more easily. Someone will always be on hand to help.
Trading Standards advise retailers how to avoid selling tobacco and NVP (nicotine vaping products) to under-18s through the use of proof age schemes. We put shops to the test on this with the help of young volunteers. Volunteers should be non-smokers, between 16-16 1/2 and have written parental/guardian consent.
Volunteers are trained in what to do and say while test purchasing, and are accompanied by a Trading Standards staff-member throughout. They are trained never to lie to shopkeepers but to avoid giving information that may identify them. Volunteers are not asked to test-purchase near to school or home and are free to pull out at any point.
All transport, meals and refreshments are provided. We also give volunteers certificates confirming their volunteered hours (including travel and training), and references for college and/or jobs. If they wish, two or more volunteers can travel and train together. Previous volunteers have found the experience enjoyable and worthwhile.
Beaver Group (6-8 years) Cubs (8-10 years) Scouts (10 years +)
As a casualty simulation volunteer you will have the opportunity to help our staff and other emergency services to learn how to respond to emergency situations. You will act out certain casualty/emergency situations at our Emergency Planning Exercises to enable staff to practice how they will respond, which can help improve emergency processes and boost staff confidence and competence in responding to an emergency situation.