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Founded in 1962 (and known as Community Service Volunteers until 2015), Volunteering Matters has been leading UK volunteering in policy and practice for more than 50 years. We know, through years of successful work, that investing in people through the power of volunteering makes a tangible difference to the volunteer, the beneficiary and society as a whole. Our volunteer programmes help to improve health and well-being; build stronger, more inclusive communities; and achieve lasting results.
We believe that everyone can play a role in their community and should have the chance to participate; we build projects and programmes to reflect this. We focus on the needs of four distinct communities; young people, disabled people, families and older people.
Our team of handypeople complete small and minor maintenance jobs in older peoples homes. The types of jobs we do are the small things that it can be difficult to get a tradesperson to complete, and that older people often struggle with. Tasks can be varied but include things like: changing washers, unblocking sinks, building flat packed furniture, changing curtains, fitting handrails and putting up shelves.
We do not complete tasks that include decorating or gardening.
Volunteers also look out for and give customers advice on obvious fall or fire hazards in their homes. Sometimes, volunteers will sit down for a chat and a cup of tea in order to offer a personal touch. As part of this role, volunteers are also asked to complete a "job report" to the office once they have completed a task, handing in donations to the office and to issue donation receipts to clients.
For this role, we are looking for people that have the skills to complete DIY tasks, as well as good communication skills, an ability to work independently, be reliable, trustworthy, dedicated and have an interest in working with older people. The hours are flexible as they are based on our clients needs; however most volunteers do about an hour or two a week. You will have the opportunity to shadow a member of the team before beginning the role. You will also receive support from the Volunteer Coordinator, and have refresher training/get together's with the team on a quarterly basis.
To help older people stay independent in their home for as long as possible we need people with basic DIY and gardening skills to act as a handyperosn for odd jobs as and when required .
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.
Tayside Re-users regularly receives donations of bicycles. Some require repair before they are ready for resale in our shop. We have a dedicated repair area and this has repair equipment and supplies of spare parts. This opportunity would suit someone who has a passion for bikes, experience of bike repairs and able to carry out basic repairs to bikes to give them a new lease of life.
We really value our dedicated and talented team of volunteers who all bring something different to helping preserve the historic ship HMS Unicorn.
Opportunities include helping with visitor services, tour guide, archiving, painting, gardening, dressing up on pirates days, face painter, admin assistant, social media, bar, school groups…. There’s something for everyone so let us know what you can bring to the team.
We have regular volunteer meetings and email updates and are open to the Saltire Awards. We have regular training and as a volunteer you can attend our live music and events free of charge. And, of course, the kettle is always on!
Working alongside a key member of staff within Strathmore Rugby Club helping to make sure both the club and grounds are maintained and fit for purpose at all times.
Food Train Shopper will meet other volunteers and staff at designated supermarket from about 8.30am in the morning. The volunteers will choose a shopping list and go around the store making up the order for the customer, being mindful of use by dates, sizes and special orders. They will then store the box at a designated checkout until all shopping has been completed for the day. The shopper will then assist in the check out process, making sure boxes are packed carefully to avoid damaging goods.
Stenhousemuir FC's is a professional football club with the community at its heart. The Club is looking to recruit new people to help with the upkeep of Ochilview Park and Stadium. We require hands on individuals who can turn their hand to whatever needs done around the facility. Volunteers receive a free season ticket to attend Warriors home games for free.
Simon Community Scotland is a values led organisation. We expect all of our staff and volunteers to reflect this, to care about people and demonstrate compassion, tolerance and tenacity. You can find out more about our mission and vision here, http://simonscotland.org/about-us/.
The Hub is a drop in service providing various forms of advice and support 7 days a week to those facing the causes and effects of homelessness. Every individual's journey is different and at Streetwork we see the potential of people and how we can support them to move forward. Volunteers compliment the work of our staff by helping with the day to day running of the hub and tasks may vary each day depending on the needs of the people there. Volunteers provide positive social interaction for those who use the hub and can free up our staff members to direct their skills and expertise where it is most needed.
Above all we need people who care about our client group, who are enthusiastic and able to respond flexibly to a role that can sometimes be challenging but bring great rewards and satisfaction. We value our volunteers and want to ensure they are equipped with the skills they need to fulfil their role. A full induction and training is provided for the role of Hub volunteer.
To ensure that donated items, including furniture, textile, crockery and ornaments ar eclean, safe and ready to be issued to referral clients.
- To work within the role and task of a volunteer worker for RAMH
- To liaise with the Senior Lifeskills worker / Volunteer Coordinator to identify and agree work that requires to be done to items of furniture and prioritise essential itmes
- To undertake these cleaning and repairs safely
- To produce a sound quality of cleaning or repair work
- Underake other duties as may be reasonably required
- To particpate in relevant training as required by RAMH
- To be aware of and implement the RAMH philosophy
- To help ensure a clean and safe working environment exists withn the warehouse and showroom fo rthe public and volunteers