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We are looking for young people aged 16-25, who are care experienced and/or at risk of exclusion to become peer mentors.
The Project will offer young people aged 16-21 a chance to build relationships with volunteer peer mentors aged 16-25. This will be achieved by using group mentoring ratios such as 2:2, 1:1, 2:1 etc. We are recruiting 6 to 8 young adults that want to commit one year to develop their personal skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective peer mentors. Young adults will be able to apply directly to the Project to become a peer mentor, completing the Mentor Application Form.
You will need to be willing to complete training and believe that there is a value in peer mentoring. OPEN are looking for those that are willing to share their life experiences and be a positive influence in supporting their mentees so they can make positive life choices and learn from their peer mentoring relationship.
OPEN is a project that trains young people (16-25) to become peer educators, to deliver workshops and training to other young people across Shetland. The issue-based training focus on Drugs and Alcohol use, Sexual Health, and Mental Health.
We believe in open minded information - not telling people what to do.
We will give you the training and support you need so that you can volunteer as part of the OPEN team to design and deliver workshops and activities to other young people.
If you're interested in being a part of the OPEN Project please get in touch!
Da Cafe is an initiative through the OPEN project. The purpose of Da Cafe is to provide a safe space for young people aged 14-25 where they can get a hot drink and slice of cake. This initiative is run by lead volunteers who run the space. There is also a group of volunteer young people who form a Youth Committee that decide on the vision and direction of the Da Cafe. This new initiative will look to create a safe space for young people (14-25) to chill with friends and peers. Out Youth Committee and lead volunteers are trained and supported through each event. they will gain new skills and improve their own personal development.
Would you like the opportunity to support Mary’s Meals’ work to feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries and help give them a brighter future?
We’re looking for volunteers to join our global movement, to help raise awareness about Mary’s Meals and fundraise for our work.
As a Community Volunteer you can contribute as an individual or become part of one of our local groups of passionate volunteers, helping to grow our movement by motivating and inspiring people in your local community to support our work.
If you have a little time to spare, you enjoy meeting like-minded people, want to learn new skills and you’d like to help our amazing cause, then our Community Volunteer role is perfect for you!
Volunteering is fulfilling and fun. By gifting your precious free time to Mary’s Meals, you can learn useful new skills, meet new people, and make a valuable contribution to our important work to reach more hungry children with life-changing meals in schools.
We really need your help so we can keep our promise to the more than 1.8million children who rely on a nutritious daily meal at school from Mary’s Meals, especially as Covid-19 has hit many developing countries so hard.
WHAT ARE MARY'S MEALS UK IN SHETLAND LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for people who are passionate about ending child hunger and ensuring that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education.
We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your home, while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. They include: hosting virtual talks, spreading the word about our work on social media or holding screenings of our inspiring videos with family and friends.
If you don’t mind public speaking, we can also train you to visit schools, Rotary Clubs and other local organisations to give talks virtually and generate support for our cause.
As restrictions change across the UK, other key activities may include:
• Sharing our story (in person) with local community organisations, schools, churches, and faith groups.
• Organising fundraising events in your local area – such as coffee mornings, quizzes, and bucket collections.
• Promoting Mary’s Meals’ fundraising campaigns in your community.
• Distributing and displaying promotional materials and placing collection tins.
• Helping to generate support from businesses in your local area.
Our flexible volunteer roles allow you to raise awareness in your own community in whatever way you feel comfortable. All of our volunteer activities are tailored to suit your different skills and time constraints.
This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication and/or event management skills, while also making a huge impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.
You can speak to your Mary’s Meals contact to discuss which elements of the role would be best suited to you.
We have great opportunities to put your skills to good use, and we will provide training and support to help you in your role.
We provide emotional support by listening to people when they are finding life tough. People call us for a range of reasons. Samaritans volunteers get excellent training and work in pairs at their local branch. We need a range of volunteers - from listening to running the branch in all other ways. Please register your interest by clicking “volunteer with us: on Shetland Samaritans website.
These volunteers support hospital staff to minimise the numbers of people accessing the acute hospitals sites. They carry out a range of duties to support this including sanitising, face coverings and pharmacy pick up Provide directions to patients and visitors in the acute hospitals
Escort patients and visitors to departments, where appropriate
Show patients and visitors where they will be able to find wheelchairs (however we would not expect you to push patients or visitors in those wheelchairs)
Encourage physical distancing for those who are visiting the hospital environment, directing them to use the hand sanitizer and give out surgical masks as appropriate.
Collect discharge prescriptions for patients
Collect changes of clothes from relatives at front door to be delivered to wards for inpatients meaning that the relatives don’t need to go into the wards
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don't need a military background just patience, and an ability to get on with people from different backgrounds and age groups. If so, this could be the role for you. SSAFA Visitors provide support to isolated people living at home or in residential care. Whilst a friendly chat about the old days over a cup of tea, playing cards, looking at old photo albums or military momentum is an important aspect of the role you will also be able to recognise any other support needs and explore how to link your client into their local community and arrange for a SSAFA caseworker to assess the client for other support needed. The essential part of the role is visiting the client. Whilst you will visit a client on a regular basis for a period you will not be developing a kind of relationship where you will provide personal care, handle money or support someone in an emergency. SSAFA can help clients to arrange other types of support if needed.
The Western Isles Citizen Advice Service are looking for dynamic individuals to join their board of directors and assist with the strategic direction and future development of the service.
WICAS is the leading information and advice provider in the Western Isles. The Board is made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and currently has vacancies for new members.
This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of information and advice services and contribute to the making a real difference to those in your local community.
As A Volunteer General Adviser you will support members of the local community with a variety of enquires, such as:
• Crisis Supports
You will help to empower clients to understand their rights and what options they have available to make informed decisions.
Each day as a generalist adviser will come with new and interesting learning opportunities.
Generalist advisers provide support to clients in the local community by telephone, face to face appointments and email advice.
This will be done after researching information on client's various queries with the use CAS databases and other online information services so good IT skills are essential.
General Adviser's will also be expected to upkeep client and case records to required standard.
Full training and ongoing support will be given to General Advice volunteers
As an Energy Advice Event Volunteer you will support colleagues from the Low Carbon Community Team, as they deliver outreach events across East Lothian.
You will support the staff member and will maximise engagement and the support available.
You will provide light touch energy advice to members of the public, helping them to understand how to reduce their energy use and minimise their carbon emissions.