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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.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire works with NHS Forth Valley to develop volunteering in local hospitals. We are looking for older volunteers or those in/approaching retirement to carry out support roles in Stirling Community Hospital, Falkirk Community Hospital, Forth Valley Royal Hospital or Clackmannanshire Healthcare Centre - with the aim of making a visit to the hospital a better experience for patients and visitors.
Volunteers provide support to patients and visitors in many different departments. There are w wide range of volunteer roles available and we will help to find one which suits you! Volunteers contribute to the well-being of patients and visitors by being a listening ear, and a helpful and friendly face welcoming people to the hospital. Our volunteers feel valued, make new friends and keep active in retirement.
Volunteering Matters are the UK's leading volunteering charity. Our Handyperson service runs in Stirling and Clackmannanshire and involves volunteers who complete small and minor maintenance jobs that some older or disabled people cannot do by themselves in their own homes.
The types of jobs that volunteers complete take less than 2 hours and include things such as changing lightbulbs, hanging curtains, replacing batteries in smoke alarms, unblocking sinks, putting up shelves or building flat pack furniture. It can often be difficult to find tradespeople willing to do such minor jobs and can be somewhat dangerous for older, frail people to do themselves so that’s where our volunteers step in to help.
As a result of our service, older people feel more confident in their ability to live independently in their own homes. We also offer fire safety advice and how to prevent a fall at home. Volunteers receive full support from project staff as well as travel expenses, free uniform and health & safety equipment.
Volunteers find that not only are they helping others, they’re also strengthening their own communities and networks.
The hours available are completely flexible and we will work around the volunteer and what spare time they have. If you are interested in volunteering, or you know someone who could do with some help around the house, then please contact contact us.
A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the Royal Air Forces Association. Welfare work is about listening to an individual and assessing their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them.
Caseworker volunteers are put in touch with members of the RAF family (beneficiaries) who need our support and are then responsible for arranging visits with those individual beneficiaries and assessing where support is needed, through asking pertinent questions and listening to beneficiaries’ responses. Caseworkers then submit verbal and written reports to their AWO who will work together with the volunteer to ensure a successful outcome for the beneficiary.
. Support can include anything from helping put a beneficiary with a disability in touch with social services, so they can apply for funding for a wet room, to something as simple as filling in a form to get a new fridge, for a beneficiary who cannot afford to replace their broken one. It could also be informing beneficiaries of the holiday breaks the Association offers, in one of its three Wings Break hotels. Caseworkers may also need to gather complex information on beneficiaries to help with applications for care home fees or similar and this can involve providing clear and precise information on finances and correspondences. Caseworkers work with ‘beneficiaries’, who are members of the RAF family.
What is the desired outcome of this volunteer role?
The RAF Association is a member-led, welfare charity that exists to ensure that all members of the RAF family are supported, when they require it. The Caseworker’s role is at the heart of this charity objective and volunteers undertaking this role will be helping us to deliver this support to the RAF family.
Who do Caseworkers report to?
Caseworker volunteers will report to their local Area Welfare Officer (AWO). There are nine AWOs in the UK and volunteers will report to the one closest to them.
How does it work?
For more information on the process involved in being a Caseworker, please refer to our ‘Additional information for Caseworker volunteers’ information sheet.
In summary, Caseworker volunteers are put in touch with members of the RAF family (beneficiaries) who need our support and are then responsible for arranging visits with those individual beneficiaries and assessing where support is needed, through asking pertinent questions and listening to beneficiaries’ responses. Caseworkers then submit verbal and written reports to their AWO who will work together with the volunteer to ensure a successful outcome for the beneficiary.
In summary, a Caseworker will:
• Visit potential beneficiaries, listen to their concerns and assess their needs
• Identify areas of support and make referrals to partner agencies as required
• Record visits and maintain good records of activities, recommendations and actions
• Record requests for financial assistance via the Content Management System (CMS)
• Undertake follow up visits as required
• Provide regular updates to the AWO
• Complete monthly returns cataloguing their activity
How will I be given feedback?
You will be given individual feedback on your completed forms and reports, to help you learn and develop your skills, as well as ensuring that our beneficiaries are provided with the professional and knowledgeable service they deserve. The AWO responsible for you will also discuss with you how you are managing your case load and assist you with any issues that may arise. All Caseworker volunteers will be informed as a group about the overall outcomes, in the area, of the welfare volunteers’ work and what the ongoing aims are, to ensure we continue to support every member of the RAF family in that region, that needs our help.
Aberdeen Climate Action is an organisation ran by volunteers passionate about raising awareness of climate change, its causes and encouraging positive action to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle. We are looking for others to join our small organisation and help us in our valuable work in the North East. We organise Climate Week, North East, which is a week of events put on by a collaboration of organisations throughout the city and shire. We need help organising this and our regular climate conversation café’s, and one off events, talks etc. There is scope for people to contribute their talents in the area they feel most confident with general volunteer roles, alongside more specialist ones. It is crucial role in our organisation but can be done by more than one person if it’s more than you want to do alone! If you’re interested just come along to our meetings and you can meet us all and see for yourself.
Tasks can include assisting with:
• Create publicity materials for ACA events
• Create educational materials for workshops, talks and stalls
• Create educational videos etc.
• Liaise with publicity/ social media team to ensure there is appropriate publicity of Events
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more details please contact: Alison Stuart (Director and Chair) email: email@example.com / Tel: 07779279583.
Computer literate volunteers to help people with sight impairment to improve their computer knowledge. One-to-one tutoring [usually supporting older people] tailored to the individuals ability and need. Could you pass on some of your computer knowledge face-to-face.
No experience of horses necessary as there are so many things that volunteers can do where they don’t need to be in charge of a horse/pony and all training can be provided. Volunteer opportunities will be allocated depending on preferences of the volunteer. This RDA group operate out of the equestrian centre at Burgie every Monday morning from 9.30am – 12.30am during term time, and provide riding lessons to 32 children with varying levels of disability ( 4 lessons with 8 ponies in each). The children come by minibus from many of the local primary and secondary schools. They are the ONLY RDA group to not charge anything to the riders and they receive no central funding so everything has to be fundraised. To operate safely they need many volunteers as they often need 3 volunteers/pony depending on the disability.
Bike Revolution are looking for those who live and breathe biking, be it throwing themselves down the sides of mountains, touring the length and breadth of the country, or jumping into some lycra and treading the tarmac. We are looking for people who have a knowledge of how bikes work, who are keen to get their hands dirty recycling, refurbishing and repairing the bikes we get donated, up to a standard ready for resale. In return, we can offer the opportunity to learn from our experienced mechanics, as well as trade deals on bike parts and cycling kit.
The mechanic role in Bike Revolution presents a great opportunity to increase your understanding of bikes, how they work and how to keep them in good working condition. A successful and proven bike recycling project, Bike Revolution takes bikes that are either in disrepair or just unused, and refurbishes them for re-sale ensuring they meet strict in house quality standards.
Volunteers will work alongside a team of highly trained and experienced bike mechanics, gaining quality experience from our professional team.
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.
Balquhidder House are looking for someone Qualified in Aromatherapy or Massage to provide sessions within our premises to our residents. We would like someone trained in Holistic Therapies, this role offers a great opportunity to practice your skills as well as develop new ones. Ideally we are looking for someone who can provide the following Therapies: Reflexology, Reiki, Relaxation, Aromatherapy and Massage.
This role will allow you to develop your professional skills as you deliver a range of therapies to our residents. You would gain experience of working with a particular client group and also help you develop Salon Standard skills such as maintaining your work area and stock control