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The monthly female peer group is for unpaid carers who look after a relative or friend who has an illness, disability, addiction or are frail or elderly. The group allows carers to meet others in a similar situation, time out from their caring role and access support and information. The facilitator would welcome carers, encourage discussion and liaise with a member of staff to organise relevant speakers if and when requested by carers
We help people aged 65 and over to maintain their independence. The Extra Service Volunteer would use their practical skills to help customers with household tasks they are finding difficult with advancing years. The tasks we can do are as varied as running a household suggests, such as:
Cleaning the inside of windows
Turning a mattress
Changing duvet covers
Cleaning a fridge
Defrosting a freezer
Cleaning out cupboards
Rearranging moveable furniture
St Magnus Centre are looking for new volunteers. Their role is to welcome visitors to the centre, explain about the 15 minute film which highlights the life of St Magnus and the history of the cathedral. Assist all other users of the centre, take cash for souvenir items and generally help visitors with information and keeping the centre tidy.
If you are enthusiastic and approachable and enjoy meeting members of the public from all over the world then this is the role for you.
All volunteers receive an induction and ongoing support. Volunteering shifts are done in pairs and the volunteering shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
If this is an opportunity you would like to know more about please call Denise Brown on 741 336 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat.
We are looking for people who are organised to help prepare, serve and clear up before, during and after the tea dance. The tea dance is aimed at the elderly who come along for an afternoon to listen or dance to the music. Help is needed to prepare sandwiches, quiche, cake, teas and coffee set up tables and clear away and wash up. Talking with people and welcoming is also a big part of what we do.
Anyone interested in volunteering any services that may help in relaxation e.g. to be of benefit to the group
To be involved in volunteering with various activities throughout the year
The role of events helper would involve helping set up for events, assisting and speaking to members of the public, helping with refreshments, promoting what the theme of the event is and helping to clear up afterwards.
The Market Place is a community space used by individuals, groups and organisations. This opportunity involves helping to organise, run and advertise any of our community groups depending on the skills you wish to share or develop. This role involves helping to plan the groups, together with staff and other volunteers, talking with members of the group about what they would like. Most groups are weekly. Facilitating a group involves welcoming everyone, making teas/coffees, ensuring everyone is joining in and sharing your skills and knowledge. This role may also involve helping to distribute leaflets in order to promote the groups and keeping records of who attends
Fun, friendly volunteers required to join our fabulous team! We urgently need help to ensure that our tenant lunch clubs continue.
We are looking for friendly and fun volunteers to join our volunteer team at West Port in Linlithgow. We encourage a variety of social activities within our developments to support older people, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness. At West Port the tenants enjoy getting together for a lunch club on a Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am – 1.30pm, but they urgently need some support from volunteers if the activity is to continue.
You will gain valuable experience, learn new skills, meet new people, have fun and contribute to your local community. There is no cost to you and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Bield will provide full training and ongoing support and you will get the opportunity to meet other likeminded volunteers at our social events. Ideally we ask for a minimum commitment of six months but we can be flexible depending on what you have to offer. If you can spare some time each week or two, you can help transform lives and reduce loneliness. We’d love to hear from you!
Restart are looking for one or possibly two van assistants. Age is not an issue but they must be able to lift/ unload and load furniture.
There will be a two shift trial period, and the vacancy is only until the end of June.