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1 in 6 people in Scotland have a hearing impairment . You will know someone who has it, or may have hearing loss yourself.
In Midlothian we have recently introduced the hearing aid battery pick up points in all our local libraries. This has been a huge success. It draws people into Libraries, to interact with staff and other members of the community and makes them aware of the wide range of activities which are on offer there. This saves time and money for people, reduces social isolation and eases pressure on the over-stretched staff in Audiology in Edinburgh. It means fewer hearing aids lie unused in drawers, for want of a battery. It really is a win, win.
We now want to expand on this by offering repair and maintenance clinics locally too. The replacement of tubing in the hearing aid for example, is required every so often. It is not difficult to do, but it is a bit fiddly, especially for older or disabled people who are a large proportion of hearing aid users. Full training is provided prior to involvement.
We have established a clinic which runs on the first Wednesday of every month in Dalkeith Library, 10.30-11.30 am. We also have now established a clinic in Penicuik Town Hall on the last Wednesday of every month 10:30 - 11:30am. If we can recruit more volunteers, we would like to start a clinic in Gorebridge, which would involve a similar monthly commitment.
At present due to Covid-19 clinics are suspended but do get in touch if you are interested in this opportunity. Contact will then be made with volunteers once the clinics are re-opened.
Last updated 9 days ago
We are looking for volunteers to provide a timely, effective, free and impartial advice and assistance on a one-off or short term basis, to disabled or older people to resolve their computer related issues in their home and/or remotely. This role requires you to advise on hardware and software, including upgrades, installing new software packages, initial set up of equipment and resolving any client issues. If you think you would be suitable for this role, please contact Chris Grant on 07388 431444.
Last updated 14 days ago
Abilitynet are looking for volunteers to:
Troubleshoot technical issues, offer impartial advice on technology, set up new tech and install hardware and software. Show people how to use their tech at home and make adaptations to support a disabled person's specific technology needs.
Last updated 16 days ago
We need to be shouting louder about the good work we are doing at our crafting & well-being centre! Are you good at keeping up with social media? Then this may be just the job for you…
We are looking for someone with a great eye and good literacy skills to help create content for our social media platforms. With so many amazing animals and creative projects going on here, we need someone who can multi-task and effectively promote our work.
Last updated 17 days ago
As part of the lost/found team, scanning volunteers go out to scan a cat if it has been reported to us as stray to establish if the cat has been micro-chipped. In the event the cat has got a micro-chip, scanning volunteers providing the code to the coordinator in order for the owner to be found and contacted.
Last updated 23 days ago
Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty.
With dignity Street Friends Helping the Homeless offer fresh chilled sandwiches and desserts as meals, food parcels for a few days, clothing, pet food, toiletries/condoms/sanitary products to those most in need as a result of homeless, poverty or vulnerable. We have established links with specialist services. When we befriend, we keep a note anonymously, on how people are doing, if they are in danger/emergency they are given immediate help. If they wish to progress we can use the referrals to get people to the correct professional service.
We offer kindness, empathy, friendship and safe choices if people wish to pursue them.
As our outreach grows we need more need more registered first aiders for our outreach sessions we undertake (on a Wednesday 18:15 and Sunday at 16:45)
We have a full volunteer pathway with training opportunities and all help makes a real difference and is always greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with Street Friends Helping the Homeless please contact Sam Raion, Communications Secretary at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated a month ago
Aerial Art House is looking for a video maker to produce a video for a crowdfunding platform.
The Video Producer will be responsible for leading on, creating and delivering compelling video content for Aerial Art House
Last updated a month ago
>What is this role?
This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as proving ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.
>Where is it based?
The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
>How much time will I need to commit?
Each visit will take around 2 hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be around 1-2 visits per month.
>What does the role involve?
• Contact recipients by phone to agree appointment time
• Visit people in their homes and install our audio equipment
• Give instruction and demonstration of the equipment
• Complete paperwork for each visit
• Make follow up telephone call, and if required arrange further visit and training
• Collect broken sets and arrange repairs
• Deliver replacement sets to existing clients
>What kind of person are you looking for?
• Someone patient
• IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
• Full, clean driving licence
• Good communicator
>What’s in it for me?
• Full training
• Full expenses
• The chance to gain valuable experience within a national charity
• Provide support to blind and partially sighted people within your community
**Please note that a full CRB check (provided by us) is required for this position**
**This role requires a full, clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle**
For more information please contact email@example.com
Find out about us, our products and services and much more at www.blind.org.uk
Last updated a month ago
PPAs observe panel members in children's hearings and give constructive feedback on their practice. They contribute to the planning of learning & development for panel members. They are involved in the annual recruitment and reappointment of panel members. They also investigate any complaints about panel members and attend various meetings.
For more information: https://www.chscotland.gov.uk/volunteering-with-us/area-support-teams/vacancies/
Last updated 2 months ago
We are seeking volunteers with specialist skills we can offer to our service users and/or the organisation. This may be for individuals, groups or a specific activity to service users/the organisation on an ongoing or one- off basis. Skills could include haircuts, chiropody, complementary therapies, art therapy, literacy classes, practical support, marketing, fundraising, IT or business skills. Whatever you feel you may be able to offer.
Last updated 2 months ago