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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.
To lead the 1st Point Brownies. To coordinate, plan and help activities.
Come and join the team delivering one of Moray’s top visitor attractions!
Morayvia is preserving our rich aviation heritage as well as incorporating other science and technology exhibits in an interactive, hands-on environment.
Morayvia brings together a number of disciplines from aerospace and astronomy to technology and arts-related activities into a single visitor centre of excellence in Moray, serving the northeast of Scotland, the Highlands and beyond. There is a growing collection of exhibits, including a complete Sea King SAR Helicopter, and a mobile planetarium/ wrap around projection dome.
Volunteers are welcome and needed to help develop and / or prepare exhibits, act as a guide for the centre and its exhibits or help deliver planetarium shows.
No experience is necessary and membership fees are optional if you volunteer at the Centre.
Food waste is a big issue in the UK and beyond. It’s estimated that a third of all food gets wasted. Most of this is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.
Help us look after the fridge in the following ways:
* Operate fridge during allocated opening times * Collection of food from donors
* Fridge cleaning and monitoring
* Local fridge promotion
* Assist with events to support the fridge and the local community Experience required: Interest in food. Confident and happy to work on own. Friendly and helpful manner.
The Sensory Centre aims to help people who have a sensory impairment live as independently as possible. It is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations. A wide range of social activities are also available at the centre.
We have specific opportunities for volunteers throughout the centre including:
- sighted guides
- cafe helpers
- sensory garden assistants
There is no need to have previous experience working with people who have a sensory impairment as appropriate training will be given where needed, including an introductino to sign language. All we ask is that you have great people skills and that you are willing to learn!
You can commit from 3 hours a month with us, to several hours a week depending upon your availability. If you choose to volunteer for us, we will ensure that you are fully trained, which includes an induction and sight guide training. You will also have fantastic social opportunities, gain experience and skills, and a written reference if you require one for future employability.
We are a registered group of the Riding for the Disabled Association, and for over 30 years have provided Therapy Riding and Hippotherapy for children, youths and adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Most of our riders come from West Fife and Clackmannanshire. Through providing therapy riding we hope to help our riders develop their self-esteem, confidence and life skills whilst improving movement and motor skills.
Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre is run solely by volunteers who give up as much of their time as possible to help provide sessions for our riders.
There are various roles in which a volunteer may undertake at Shiresmill from helping to prepare the horses for lessons (including grooming and tacking up), to helping prepare riders for lessons, and being involved in lessons from either leading the horse to side walking with a rider (which helps ensure their safety, and to assist them in their communication).
Each session is run by one of our Group coaches who will supervise and support each of the volunteers.
We have a training programme that volunteers work through and are signed off for different tasks once they feel comfortable in carrying out that task. We also provide additional training opportunities such as First Aid, Safeguarding, as well as more specific equine related training sessions.
We are flexible as to what days’ people attend, we only ask that people give a few hours each time they come.
No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided. It is beneficial to have experience with horses, or working with people.
Craft Town Scotland is a local charity which has achieved national and international recognition as an innovative and creative base for artisan craft studios, high quality craft exhibitions, educational workshops and other events.
The parent company West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited holds the assets of CTS in trust for the benefit of the village in accordance with the aims stated in the Articles of Association.
Anyone interested in volunteering any services that may help in relaxation e.g. to be of benefit to the group
There are many ways in which volunteers can help to reduce social isolation in the older population. This may be by accompanying someone to attend a local community group, assisting with shopping or supporting them with activities, in their own home. Other suitable activities may include demonstrating to and supporting clients to do exercise to improve strength and balance, assistance with food preparation, assistance with craft activities and support with digital skills. A little human contact and support makes the world of difference to an isolated person. Volunteers can provide practical support to enable a person to feel less isolated and part of their wider community.
Volunteers taking up an opportunity to help in the Visitors Centre have a variety of activities to choose from:
Welcome visitors including visitors from coaches.
Do you have good local knowledge? Share it with visitors and advise on the visitors information resources.
Help in the Café.
Help provide an enjoyable experience for 12,000 visitors coming to the centre annually. Local people mingle with visitors, browsing the visitors' information or the Shetland crafts on sale and the displays of local heritage