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Abbotsford welcomes over 40,000 visitors a year from all over the world. We have been a world-famous visitor attraction since Sir Walter Scott died in 1832.Taken over by a charitable trust in 2007, our mission is to care for his house, estate and collection and share his legacy with the world. We are looking for friendly and outgoing individuals to welcome and orientate visitors around the site. You will be liaising with the house stewards to ensure that the flow of visitors into the house is managed efficiently. Our volunteers are the face of Abbotsford and play a vital part in welcoming visitors from all around the world and making their visit unforgettable. No prior knowledge is necessary, as full training will be given. All you need is a smile and a genuine interest to learn about Abbotsford and support our important charitable work.
What you will be doing:
• Welcoming visitors when they arrive in the South Court
• Check their tickets and orientate them towards their destination – house or gardens.
• For house visitors, explain what to expect on the house tour.
• Help them to download the audio tour.
• Use booking sheet to manage timed entry tickets.
• Stagger entry if multiple bookings for a time slot.
• Manage the flow of visitors entering and exiting the house by liaising with the house stewards and the visitor
• Explain the route through the gardens and point out the chapel.
• Keep informed about and actively promote other activities and events at Abbotsford.
• Answer any questions they may have to the best of your abilities.
The safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is paramount to the Abbotsford Trust. We have carried out detailed Covid risk a assessments for all our volunteer roles. We monitor and adhere to all government and public health advice and guidelines and expect all volunteers, visitors and staff to adhere to our protocols.
You’ll be part of a team of dedicated volunteers delivering much-needed support and reliable information to people affected by cancer in East Renfrewshire. You'll be someone who can put others at ease, providing a warm welcome and a supportive listening ear. Personal experience of cancer is helpful but not necessary. A warm, non-judgemental manner and a willingness to listen and learn is more important, and you'll receive full training and support. You need to be 18 or over to apply and we require a commitment to two sessions a month for at least six months.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) works with NHS Forth Valley to develop volunteering in local hospitals. We are looking for older volunteers to carry out support roles in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, with the aim of making a visit to the hospital a better experience for patients and visitors. Volunteers provide support to patients and visitors in several different departments. Volunteers contribute to the well-being of patients and visitors by being a listening ear, a helpful and friendly face or even helping with a cup of tea. Our volunteers feel valued, make new friends and keep active in retirement.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) works with NHS Forth Valley to develop volunteering in local hospitals. We are looking for older volunteers to carry out support roles in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, with the aim of making a visit to the hospital a better experience for patients and visitors. Volunteers at the Welcome stand in the man foyer help direct people and also provide information on volunteering opportunities within NHS Forth Valley. Our volunteers feel valued, make new friends and keep active in retirement.
Clan’s Listening and Support volunteers are the key points of contact for clients accessing our range of free practical services and emotional support at our Wellbeing Centres across the North East, including Moray. Listening & Support Volunteers currently help a wide range of people affected by cancer, including those with a cancer diagnosis, carers, colleagues, family members and friends by offering an impartial, confidential listening ear. Support can be given either in person or on the telephone. Clan is in urgent need of volunteers in Elgin and the surrounding areas of Lossiemouth and Forres. If you are caring, compassionate, an effective listener and available to volunteer for 4 hours at a time (on week days) either weekly, fortnightly or monthly for a minimum of 12 months, we’d love to hear from you!
Find out more about how you could make a difference to local people affected by cancer by visiting www.clancancersupport.org, or by calling 01224 647 000 and asking to speak with our Volunteer Manager.
Ability Net's network of volunteers provide free tech support to enable older and disabled people to make full use of their home technology. They are seeking volunteers in Moray to join their IT Can Help network to support people with their IT or computer needs. This role involves contacting and supporting clients, feeding back on progress, and supporting the local Co-ordinator with promoting the IT Can Help service in the local area. Volunteers will take all necessary precautions to ensure that both volunteer and client stay as safe as possible, and volunteers and clients will wear face coverings and social distance where possible.
If you like to help others, have good IT and computing skills, knowledge of standard operating systems and software and the ability to communicate well, please consider volunteering with our growing in Moray! Roles are flexible and can fit around your schedule, too.
Here's an admin support, front-desk role, with a great organisation and supportive team!
Volunteer receptionists will help take enquiries over the phone and during a walk-in/drop-in session which would require booking and taking appointments, signing in people, and doing a bit of signposting too. Potential volunteers who like multi-tasking, who have good communication skills and solid IT skills are very welcome to pop by for a visit first to see if this is something they'd like to like to try. Full training will be given, transport expenses paid at the rate of 45p per mile to and from the office. The role is open to people aged 16 plus.
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
Reception duties, combined basic admin work