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Our All Ability Cycling project enables and encourages everyone to get cycling.
For some children, and many adults, riding a bike is difficult or impossible due to disability, illness, lack of equipment or confidence. All Ability Cycling aims to give those people the chance to experience the freedom, fun, independence and the feeling of achievement - gaining fitness, confidence and balance that can be achieved through bicycling.
We run supported sessions, guided social rides, events and a buddy scheme across Perth and Kinross. Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting groups and individuals, giving them the chance to have fun and get active. Some of our participants will need one to one support to help them gain confidence riding a bike; with support they can gain the experience to help them gain more confidence and independence. Volunteer Cycle Buddies will make a real difference to participants’ lives through; gaining independence, therapy, social stimulus, exercise and fun all rolled into one. That has to be a great thing and we welcome volunteers to get involved in our work
To provide regular friendly conversation and companionship for an elderly, socially isolated person on an ongoing basis.
The activities and responsibilities will vary according to the needs of the visually impaired person. Some people require help with reading and writing letters. Others may want to go out for a walk, but can only do so with a sighted guide. Some people like the chance to go shopping, while others just want to sit and chat over a cup of tea.
*Dementia Café Volunteers*
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and caring volunteers who can help us at the Living Well Cafés we have at Newhills Church, Bucksburn AB21 9SS, Oldmachar Church, Bridge of Don AB22 8PR, High Church Hilton, Aberdeen AB24 4NQ and Ferryhill Parish Church, Aberdeen AB11 6UD. You will receive ongoing training and support including Dementia Friends Sessions, working in partnership with Alzheimer's Scotland and NHS Grampian to help you understand what dementia is and how it may affect people. This is a great opportunity to help make a real difference and all assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with us please contact Jeanette Abel on 07512 141818 or Linda Rendall on 07927 541029 or email us at email@example.com
The James Tyrrell Centre is a small charity that provides a social outlet for lonely or socially isolated older people in the local community. We are based at Mastrick Parish Church . We serve tea and toast on arrival around 10am, a three course lunch at midday and afternoon tea and cake around 2:30pm.
Throughout the day we play cards, dominoes, have quizzes and play different physical games such as boccia (indoor bowling) quoits and others. We also enjoy a beetle drive and we can be very competitive!!
We need people to help us with the activities and the general running of the centre.
Your duties as a volunteer would be to assist with activities and chat with our members. They have lots of stories to tell and enjoy listening as well. Other duties would include setting up and clearing of tables for meal times and washing/drying dishes.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers including an initial induction and training in basic first aid and moving and handling.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference-all volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Jane Wilson at tel: 01224 692004.
Volunteers will visit an elderly person within their own home, work with a group or by telephone on a regular basis. This can take place at any time of the week, and volunteers will be asked to support the elderly person for an hour or two per week. Volunteers will help the elderly befriendee by taking them on outings, helping build their self-esteem and confidence, and share hobbies and experiences, as well as having fun. No previous experience is required and volunteers will be provided with full training.
ReConnect supports lonely and isolated older adults across rural Clydesdale with a variety of interventions - including telephone befriending calls, home visits and 1:1 support to get out and about. All our work is aimed at increasing confidence, self-esteem and social networks. This is an ideal volunteering opportunity if you want to make a positive difference to the lives of older people in your local community, make new friends and develop your skills.
Responsibilities will be:
- To complete necessary training as required
- To deliver required intervention - phone call, home visit or outing for your older person
- To complete a record of your call, visit or outing for submission to the project worker on a regular basis to monitor progress and highlight any concerns or areas of development
- Record and report any concerns, accidents and incidents immediately to the Project Worker
- To attend ReConnect volunteer and review meetings
- To abide by the General Volunteer Agreement and adhere to Healthy Valleys policies
NHS Grampian - Befriending clients in Hospital
For further details please contact:
tel.: 01224 556645
Every family needs something different, but they all love someone to talk to who isn’t going to judge or criticise them. The children are under 5 so they just want to play, sing, hear stories and run about outside. By turning up once a week for 2 hours you can help to de-stress a family and help them to enjoy their kids, because you are there to take a little of the pressure off. By regular visiting you will help families connect with their communities, feel more confident and be more resilient.
Through a range of support structures and services, LINKnet aims to provide a quality experience for volunteer mentors/befrienders and successful outcomes for mentees and befriendees. Your commitment as a mentor will be two or three hours per week, spread over a day or two for a few months not exceeding six months. One to one mentoring is found to be one of the most effective methods of people development for those who have multiple barriers to overcome.
Our blind veteran in Liberton is looking for a volunteer to chat to him at home and also have short trips out into the local area, walking in the gardens or the shops. By popping by, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. We ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.