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Helping with researching into the history of Clydesdale. Putting information on the Internet. Organizing and interpreting the collections of archaeological and historical material. Looking for new sites by using LIDAR and aerial photography and fieldwalking.
Working with the Lanark Museum joint project called the Lanark Story Photographing Lanark. Interviewing people Training is provided for this project and protocols have to be observed.
About Healthcare Improvement Scotland
HIS is part of the NHS in Scotland. Our job is to make sure that everyone in Scotland has the best possible health and care. To do this we need to hear from a broad range of people about their different experiences of health and social care. This will help make sure our work really does make care better for everyone.
The People’s Experience Volunteer role is a new role in Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It is one way that we hope to better hear people’s views in our work.
HIS has a very broad programme of work. All of it aims to improve care and includes:
supporting people and communities to be engaged in shaping health and care services
carrying out inspections of health and social care services
supporting changes to make services better, and
gathering and sharing information that helps people get the most from the services they use and helps to make services better.
You will help us include people’s different experiences of health and care to make sure that public views are better represented in our work.
You will be asked to give us your feedback on specific questions about health and care.
For example you will have opportunities to:
share your views on some of our ideas, improvements and work programmes to give us a better idea of what is important to people in your area
help us find out how people read and understand our reports, websites or information about health and care
work with us when we are thinking about how to engage with people across Scotland on a topic or a change. You can help us shape and test our questions, test understanding of the topic and discover what is most important to people.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is seeking to recruit volunteers with a range of different experiences and identities. We are particularly keen to involve disabled people, people who are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group and people who are living on low incomes as we know that any of these things can cause differences in people’s health. It is important to us that we are able to listen to a broad range of people to hear about their different experiences of health and care.
For an informal chat or to find out more please contact Gillian Ventura: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about Healthcare Improvement Scotland at this link:
CVS Falkirk & District are looking for volunteer researchers to contribute to an upcoming exhibition celebrating volunteering and community engagement in the Falkirk area over the last forty years.
On 6th December 2023 we are celebrating our 40th birthday at CVS Falkirk & District! And Volunteer Week 2024 just so happens to fall exactly halfway through our 40th year, so we want to do something extra special and are creating a fitting tribute to not just the work that CVS do, but to the people and communities that we are here to support.
We plan to host a free exhibition in Falkirk to showcase the local history of volunteering across the Falkirk area. To do this, we are looking for volunteers to collect and record the local history of community engagement and volunteering from 1983 to now - this will involve collecting individual stories from community members, locating
volunteering mementos/relics/outfits, finding newspaper articles and especially we want old photographs.
This role would suit individuals, students and researchers who are interested in local history, oral history, media and community and are looking for more research experience - or just enjoy doing research and celebrating the community! There is also opportunity to help build and get involved with the exhibition, which is great experience for anyone who wants to work in heritage.
Impact volunteers help us to evaluate our work so that we can understand the impact of our services. This can involve interviewing older people or asking them to complete questionnaires.
The role asks you to give around two hours each week (or eight to 10 hours per month). You will spend most of your time surveying older people on the phone and gathering their responses, and there may be interviewing opportunities for those volunteers who would like to do so. This is a flexible and remote voluntary role that can be carried out from home.
You will need one reference and to complete an ID check for this role.
Tasks could include:
• Conducting evaluation surveys with older people over the phone.
• Collecting evaluation responses on an online form during calls and submitting to Re-engage.
• Compiling and inputting data from written surveys into spreadsheets or systems.
• Conducting evaluation interviews with older people over the phone (this requires prior experience and / or qualifications).
• Following all guidance in your impact volunteer training modules to ensure that you handle all personal data securely, are aware of our safeguarding framework, and that the activities are completed in line with our charitable aims.
Public funds are being used to support health and social care research but we rarely hear from the general public about how they feel about this.
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen are looking to explore what their patient partner contributions to research should be achieving. Public and patient involvement groups are increasingly supporting research activities. They give opinion on relevant issues to be researched, how to do the research and how to share what we learn from research. But we don’t know how to measure the value of these groups and their activities.
We want to hear from members of the public who are NOT involved in research already.
Those who are interested in sharing their thoughts should contact Dr Carrie Stewart or Carmen Brack via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
By choosing to volunteer with Western Isles Citizen Advice Service you'll be giving something truly valuable back to your community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do.
There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Western Isles CAS, so you can use your skills, knowledge and experience where it matters most from adviser roles to behind the scenes support we will let you choose were you think you'll make the greatest impact.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay active and involved in the local community. As a new member we will instantly make you feel at home. Let's not forget the feel good factor too! Giving people the information and advice they need to turn their lives around is very rewarding. As well as making a difference you can also learn valuable skills . 42% of our volunteers go on to further education or employment. As an adviser you will be part of the wider network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you would like to volunteer with us or find out more we would love to hear from you!
All sorts of people volunteer as Citizens Advice Bureau advisers. Here are some of the things they have in common:
-Can work in a team
-Can read and write English, and do basic arithmetic
-Are open–minded and don’t judge people or their circumstances
-Enjoy helping all kinds of people
-Be prepared to commit around 4 hours each week
The role of a Citizens Advice Bureau adviser is very varied. Here’s some more information on some of the things advisers do in the Citizens Advice Bureau:
-Interview clients at the bureau, by phone or in person. Some bureaux give advice by e-mail or even by SMS
-Provide information from AdviserNet and other sources
-Explain the choices the client faces, and what these choices mean
-Offer practical help to clients by writing letters, making phone calls and helping fill in forms
-Perform calculations (for example, to assess entitlement to certain kinds of benefits)
-Refer clients to other agencies if they are better placed to help
-Keep records of all clients’ cases
-Prevent future problems by identifying issues that affect a lot of clients – this is called social policy work
-Some bureau advisers represent clients at tribunals
Narture CIC is currently looking for a volunteer to compile and submit funding applications for our community projects. Funding is needed to allow us to continue with the work that we are doing and to allow us to expand.
• Research and identify sources of funding and grants that match the company’s objectives
• Write high quality and winning funding proposals
We are looking for self motivated, organised individuals preferably with expertise in submitting funding applications, to local and national government and other organisations who may advertise funds that we may make applications to.
You are able to volunteer from home and as the time required for this opportunity can vary a degree of flexibility is required.
Narture CIC is looking for Bakery Assistants for their Sourdough Bakery in Ayr. If you are interested in gaining customer service skills and learning about baking this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Tasks will include:
- Serving customers in the bakery
- Providing information about the products and making recommendations
- Cash handling
- Displaying products
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
SOHTIS is a leading anti-human trafficking NGO in Scotland. We are committed to bringing freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking in Scotland. We have an experienced team which has much to offer to the wider NGO and statutory sectors. We are looking to recruit volunteer(s) who can assist us in securing opportunities to provide these skills via the public tendering procurement system in Scotland. This is a great opportunity to join our passionate team and working closely with our CEO.