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Willing volunteers to help organise archive/artefact items. You will be helping move displays, shelve items etc.good organisational skills
Homework clubs are a service from East Lothian Libraries. They consist of a 1 hour drop-in session, run by a volunteer Homework Club Leader with the assistance of a volunteer Homework Club Helper. Primary School Children can come and do their homework at their local library where they would benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, online resources, word processing and supervised internet access.
The volunteers would supervise children, support them in completing their homework, assist them with using the range of research tools available in the library, and encourage them to search the library shelves for books that might be relevant to their needs. They will also be asked to complete a small amount of administration and paperwork involved in the running of the club.
Volunteering with the homework clubs would provide an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in working with children whether as a teacher, in a nursery or as a youth worker and would enhance any application for university.
The majority of club members will be aged 8-12 (P4-7), but, depending on the Homework Club Leader, some clubs may accept children from P1. The aim of the homework clubs is to provide a safe friendly environment for children within the library where they can come together and work on their homework. Volunteers offer support but do not teach the children.
Angus Alive and Macmillan have joined in partnership to provide information points within Angus libraries. Volunteers are currently being recruited for various different locations across Angus Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar and Montrose libraries where there will be seated displays and volunteers in attendance for set times throughout the week.
The volunteer role will include:
- supporting visitors to access information and signpost them to other places where they can access support
- monthly stock checks of information leaflets
Volunteer will receive extensive training and continued support within this role and all equipment will be provided as necessary.
ANGUSalive offers a range of traditional and innovative library services through its network of seven full-time burgh libraries, two mobile library vehicles, a home delivery service and an extensive outreach programme.
ANGUSalive library members can select from a stock collection of over 210,000 items that includes fiction, non-fiction, local history and reference material for all ages in print, digital and e-resource formats. Each library also offers residents and visitors access to the People’s Network computers for internet, email, online learning and Microsoft Office software as well as free guest Wi-Fi for customers with their own devices. A programme of regular clubs and activities is designed to engage people with reading, literacy, culture and each other. Special events and promotions throughout the year tap in to local and national literary and literacy initiatives. Libraries also provide Angus Council’s face-to-face customer contact service, ACCESS.
Volunteers will assist staff in delivering a high quality library service for ANGUSalive
customers. Tasks may include:
assisting in the issue and return of library stock using the library management system
shelving returned stock
checking stock is in the correct order
checking the catalogue for duplicate copies of donated titles
processing and covering donated stock
ensuring the library is tidy by discarding out-of-date leaflets
helping to create library displays
assisting in the setup and delivery of library events and activities
Volunteers will report to the Facilities Officer and work alongside Information Advisors.
If you have an interest in history you can help at the Nuclear archive in Wick. You will be assisting with local history and not in the secure area. Research primarily conducted in the centre
Help others learn the fun of coding using your skills and knowledge! Coding Clubs consist of a weekly one-hour session for Primary 5 – S1. The volunteers would support them in their tasks, whilst being under the supervision of another staff member.
Wick Heritage Society is a very popular facility promoting the heritage of Wick. It is run by dedicated volunteers and welcomes new members to help support this wonderful local facility. Can you offer a couple of hours a week to Meet & Greet the public and help with customer service.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland.
CHSS provide a vital Stroke Nurse Service in the Grampian Area and we are seeking to complement our Stroke Nurse Services in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Woodend Hospital by the addition of a volunteer administrator. Volunteers are involved in extensive training and skill-building. Volunteers can expect to receive valuable, real skills and experience.
Main tasks may include:
>Visiting wards to collect referral letters and delivering these to the stroke nurse.
>Arranging appointments for nurse and sending out letters to patients.
>Inputting data from the stroke nurses notes into database.
>Ordering publications, profile packs and advice sheets.
>Updating the Stroke Information Pack.
>Preparation of initial paperwork for nurses’ first visits.
For more information please contact Mollie Brockie, Volunteer Recruitment & Support Co-ordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07435 785 998.
To research Orkney Library archive for mentions/details of service personnel who have been stationed in Orkney back to the Naploeonic Wars. To then transfer this data to a database.
If you or a friend or relative living in or outwith Orkney has difficulty reading newspapers on account of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairment you can receive a free weekly CD of news read from The Orcadian Newspaper and a magazine CD approximately every quarter. For further details contact Shona Wylie on (01856) 874972 after 6.00pm or Vikki Thomson on (01856) 878696, also after 6.00pm. You can also leave a message by phoning the Kirkwall Library on (01856) 873166.