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We require someone to assist with our swimming sessions, our clients enjoy swimming and may need some support getting access to the swimming pool and possibly a level of support whilst they are in the pool. Ideally we require someone who is a strong swimmer and will be able to support our clients whilst they are participating in activities within the pool. This role should not require assisting people to get dressed.
We are looking for someone who can engage our clients to participate in our dance sessions and reach their full potential, the role requires someone to assist with the classes and support the work of our tutors whilst supporting our clients as they participate in the session. Our clients may need a little encouragement to participate but we hope that once they try the sessions they will be keen to continue.
The opportunity to work in a beautiful and peaceful garden enviroment. Working with the GROW principals of Gardening Recycling Organic and Wildlife. Supporting amd working alongside adults with learning difficulties and special needs awith horticultural theory and education.
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading specialist dementia charity working to improve the lives & opportunities of everyone affected by dementia. Our aim is that nobody faces dementia alone.
This role involves supporting individuals who attend our day care facility to participate in activities of their choosing, assisting with day to day running of the day care, for example, setting and clearing tables for lunch, assisting with dishes and other tasks as required to assist with the smooth running of the day.
To carry out this role, you will need patience, empathy, good communication skills, and the understanding and application of confidentiality of service user’s details are all essential skills as is ability to work in a team using own initiative with the ability to take direction. We promote independence within an individual’s ability as this is important to retain skills.
This is truly time well spent. Musical memories is an opportunity for people to come together in a social setting and enjoy an afternoon of music and conversation. Volunteers are needed to help set up tables and help with coffees and teas.
This is an opportunity to help and support women at a very important time following the birth of their baby. For many new mothers this can be an overwhelming time and women have said that having someone to listen and help, spend time and talk through how to breastfeed would have made a huge difference to them. An initial period of training on breastfeeding management, communication skills, listening skills and expectations of the role in a hospital ward environment will be provided.
Following completion of training you will provide additional support to women in the postnatal wards at Ninewells Hospital on a rotational basis. This will ensure consolidation of training and build your confidence on how to provide support with breastfeeding.
Regular meetings will be arranged to ensure all volunteers have the necessary ongoing support, updates and help to manage this volunteering opportunity.
Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.
As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.
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.
MS support teams aim to empower people affected by MS through giving information about MS, emotional support and facilitating access to available services and support.
As an MS Support Volunteer: Carers you will assist greatly in this work through helping with tasks such as:
•be the main point of contact for carers and family members of people affected by MS
•provide a listening ear for the concerns of carers and family members, working with other members of the branch support team
•provide information about issues of importance to carers and family members
•maintain a basic knowledge of local services and carer’s benefits and refer people appropriately; keep an up-to-date list of local services
•support carers to secure services, or refer them on to others who can help
•provide information about the Society’s services at national and local level
•work closely with other members of the branch support team, to agree planned activities and report on progress.
Full training and support is provided to all volunteers. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in supporting people affected by MS, carers and family members. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact:
Volunteer Development Manager
Tel: 07889088016 or 0131 3354050