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>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
A varied position, some weeding, pruning, creating compost from leaves etc. Work with alpines in rockery and peat bed areas. Some labelling work could be done.
“Our volunteer projectionists help set up the Sunday evening cinema in the Town Hall and collect tickets. If required, they introduce the film. They play the DVD, with subtitles when available, and with a pause at an appropriate moment for an intermission for refreshments to be served.
Sunday evenings except during summer holidays.”
We would like to run informal, low key workshops such as art, creative writing, walking, meditation and more. We’d also like to provide essential well-being services such as hairdressing/barbering, chair massage and manicures. If you think you have a skill, expertise or an interest that our service users could benefit from, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our next Volunteer Information Session.
We are looking for kind, caring individuals to support our front line staff and services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Get involved with Bon Accord Care. A chance to make a difference, help others, make new friends, gain work experience and more!
*H&S Volunteer - Duties may include:
• Daily H&S checks such as walkabouts that ensures fire exits are not compromised, lights working, no hazards, building generally secure.
• Weekly Fire Alarm checks.
• Monthly H & S checks such as checking call pendants/communal pull cords are in full working order for those who use them.
• Assisting with maintaining stockrooms etc to ensure free of hazards
• Completing records to confirm above checks in line with policy and legislation
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference-all volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Amanda Nicolson, Manager at E Mail: BACVolunteering@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 07824 342130.
Wigtownshire U3A is a voluntary organisation for those no longer in full-time work, under the umbrella organisation of the Third Age Trust. It has been in existence since 2008, currently has 250 members who enjoy a range of activities from art to yoga, walking to philosophy, book clubs to textiles. We are in need of an IT expert who can help with a short term project which will involve:-
• initially identifying a suitable new host for Wigtownshire U3A website (www.wigtownshireu3a.org.uk)
• ensuring email facilities meet the needs of the organisation.
• researching upgrade options
Wigtownshire U3A does not have an official office, so the postholder would need to work from home but may be required to attend Committee meetings occasionally. While the current Corona crisis is on, the Committee are meeting via the Zoom platform.
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.
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.
This key role ensures the needs of each cat being cared for are met appropriately, upholding minimum veterinary and cat care standards in accordance with Cats Protection's policies and procedures. You will provide temporary care and accomodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats in purpose built cat pens in your garden/outdoor space or in an adapted spare room in your home. The role will involve cleaning of the cat environment and equipment, feeding and grooming and socialising the cats; you will need to administer medication, such as flea and worm treatments. The role also requires you to communicate effectively with other volunteers, vets and potential owners.
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.