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In 2019 a new museum for Linlithgow will open and we need you help! We are looking for volunteers who are able to regularly give us three hours of their time to be Welcome Hosts. This is an incredibly important role in the Museum as you will be the first person visitors meet and is vital to ensure we can open and run all year. The role might appeal to someone interested in learning about museums, meeting new people or supporting an exciting new development in Linlithgow.
You don't need any experience to join us and we will provide full training to you. In return you can expect:
- the opportunity to help develop and run activities in the Museum's new community space
- the opportunity to learn new skills ranging from retail to collections management
- the opportunity to meet new people in a friendly environment
- plenty of tea and coffee!
Volunteers will be given a mentor who will provide support, advice and can also offer a reference in the future.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
There are multiple volunteer opportunities available, a great way to be involved in an exciting and vibrant festival!
Week prior to Festival (w/c 15.06.20, weekday evenings):
Support Facilities Team with building up Festival area site eg marquees, bar, Herras fencing, chairs, tables.
During Festival (evening of Friday 19.06.20; all day Saturday 20.06.20 & all day Sunday 21.06.20):
Facilities support – support Festival team and vendors with supply of tables/chairs etc, set out chairs at stage area, set up for specific events/performances, keep festival site clean and tidy.
Stewards – be available to ensure Festival area is kept safe for visitors, provide information to visitors, provide escort for parades etc including Saturday evening Viking torch-lit parade.
After Festival (AM/PM Monday 22.06.20):
Support Facilities Team with breakdown/clearup after event – collect tables/chairs, return items to storage, general clean up of Festival area to return it to normal.
We are recruiting volunteers to support adults to improve reading, writing and numeracy skills. This is a rewarding experience and a great way to gain experiences supporting people.
User-Improved reading, writing and numeracy to improve social communication and employability skills.
In a nut shell, we are looking for volunteers who can provide a great visitor experience here on the reserve and who love nature as much as we do to join our team!!
We’d like you to help us improve our face to face engagement with visitors, making their experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. The role offers a range of tasks but we especially want individuals who can help us in the visitor centre, to meet and greet people of all ages and introduce them to the site.
The Fleet valley volunteers extend a warm welcome to all new volunteers.
We work every Wednesday morning on projects in the Gatehouse area. This includes looking after the Town Hall garden, maintaining local core paths and paths in Cally woods, beach cleaning, as well as work with other bodies such as the Galloway Fisheries Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cally Gardens. These opportunities are enjoyable and rewarding.
Making contact/communicating with various companies and organisations that can support The Barony Theatre (eg B&Q for materials).
Available during the working day to speak to businesses. Open the Theatre as required (for site visits by organisations).
Complete funding applications (eg Persimmon Homes)
There are two options with this volunteering opportunity, a purely volunteering role or an intial period as a volunteer while training is delivered resulting in qualification as a self employed Roar Footcare Technician. In response to changes in NHS eligibility for toenail cutting Roar Connections for Life has added Roar do Feet to the menu of services available to older people. We organise toenail cutting clinics in five venues across Renfrewshire. Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive training and support covering theory and practice, once they have completed the programme they will qualify as Roar Foot Technicians on a self employed basis, paid at an hourly rate of £8.50 per hour .Volunteers will be required to:-
• Set up foot care clinic station
• Adhere to all guidance and instruction and the Roar assessment process
• Deliver personal footcare ensuring adherence to hygiene procedures
• Use appointment system
• Charge and record appropriately
• Clear up station and area
• Replenish stock bags
• Any other relevant task
Volunteer Retail assistant required to assist in all aspects of stock processing within our thriving community shop. This will include assessing donations, sorting various toys, clothing & equipment & as appropriate, light cleaning, preparation & presentation. Ensuring the shop is well presented at all times, is clean, tidy & offers a pleasant retail experience. To deliver excellent customer service.
About Babes in the Wood
We are a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) meaning that we work towards providing benefits socially, economically and environmentally. These include but are not limited to:
• We sell affordable quality preloved goods to families in Central Scotland and beyond through our shops in Stirling and Bishopbriggs.
• We work to alleviate the environmental burden of landfill waste by encouraging the recycling of children’s toys, clothing & equipment.
• We work to reduce the impacts of poverty on children & their families in our local area. We facilitate support from the wider community, via health & social care professionals to families in need.
• We host a variety of subsidised sessions for families to promote the family bond & to encourage the gathering & cooperation of our communities. We are passionately committed to combating the loneliness which affects people of all ages in our community.
• We provide a social space for parents and families, including advice and information and baby feeding and changing facilities. We support and encourage social networking.
• We advocate and appreciate our volunteers and employees. We endeavour to promote job satisfaction, personal development and advancement.
• We operate Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sported supports over 3,000 amazing community groups that use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. We support sporting groups in and around Aberdeen City.
Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member clubs within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis to help them with the business side of their affairs.
We support groups who are utilising sport to bring about real social difference throughout the UK so you’ll be paired with a group that are doing really inspiring work.
These groups are doing incredible work but require some guidance around the business side of their organisation in order to survive and thrive.
If you’ve got over 5 years in a range of business areas including the following then we’d love to hear from you:
*Impact & Evaluation
This is a great opportunity to make a lasting impact on a community group in your area. If you enjoy working with people and have a desire to make a difference then please does get in touch.
Good support is provided to all volunteers. Sported volunteers are given full induction training prior to starting volunteering and will be supported by a Volunteer Services team to assist them in their role.
For more details please contact Mark Bingley, Volunteer Services Projects Lead at EMail: email@example.com or tel.: 020 3848 4670.
If you want to make a lasting legacy in your community this is the role for you. We pair you with community sports groups who are making real social impact and you work with them to increase their capacity.
Our volunteer business mentors are paired with community sports clubs who need expertise in an area to become more sustainable and increase their capacity. Sported works closely to support our volunteers throughout the process, and the opportunities available are very flexible – from answering a 15 minute call from a club leader who has questions in your skill area, to delivering a workshop or a 6-month mentor placement. As a Sported volunteer, you will have the opportunity to share your professional skills and expertise with community groups, having a huge effect on the sustainability and capacity of these clubs. Full induction is offered, as well as personal development opportunities, and you will join a network of skilled Sported volunteers across the UK. You will work with a diverse range of people and organisations and will receive support throughout from the Sported Volunteer Services team. Most importantly, you will have fun!