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.
Last updated 20 days ago
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
Last updated 23 days ago
Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes provide their service free of charge to the NHS, and is run entirely by dedicated volunteers who receive no compensation for their time or costs.
Duty Controllers are the unseen heroes of our team who organise hospital runs and contact on-call riders/drivers. They liaise with hospitals and riders/drivers. Quick thinking at 3am in the morning, they are able to keep calm under pressure.
Last updated 2 months ago
A radio station with a real Joie de Vivre has just hit the local airwaves and is geared to enrich the lives of older people across North Lanarkshire. Reshaping Radio, a community online station, has been launched as part of the nationalwide Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) programme. A key aim of RCOP is to give voluntary and community groups the resources and backing to enable them to take a leading role in developing and contributing to the support and services their community needs. It's hoped the new station will capture imaginations, as well as provide a platform for local talent across North Lanarkshire.
The beauty of radio is that anything is possible and we've already got a vibrant programme lined up; from music, book and film reviews, story-telling to updates on local supports and events.
We have a team of dedicated volunteers and contributors but we're always looking for new material to fill the show.
We'd urge anyone who'd be interested in participating and contributing, regardless of age, to get in touch.
Last updated 2 months ago
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
Last updated 4 months ago
The foodbank project has negotiated to collect at 6 of the 9 supermarkets in North Ayrshire. Volunteers can decide which collection event they would like to participate but will always be in teh towns of Largs, Kilbirine, Ardrossan, Saltcoats Stevenson, Irivine where supermarkets are located.
Last updated 5 months ago