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•Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss – you will be matched with a s
My Guide is a service we offer that allows volunteers to become sighted guides. You will undergo training and learn to safely guide someone with sight loss, navigating environments and building self-confidence – all whilst increasing social interaction with those who may not otherwise wish to leave their home.
What does sighted guiding involve?
•Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss – you will be matched with a suitable partner.
•Agree on when and where you will provide the sighted guide, as part of a mutually agreed activity plan.
•You must undertake all elements of My Guide training (approximately two days).
•Always maintain professional boundaries and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
You must be able to give - on average – a few hours a week, and be aged 18 years old or over. This role requires that you have an Enhanced Disclosure.
Refurbishing IT equipment.
This involves testing computers as well as other items for functionality and repairing them.This also includes wiping and imaging PCs including using the appropriate software and producing Data Destruction Certificates.
It also involves quality control procedures, testing completed machines for adherence to standards and reporting back any issues identified.
Taking in deliveries of IT equipment, sorting them, asset labelling as appropriate and logging in Salesforce.
Assisting with packing of assets for shipment when required
Warehouse management includes responsibility for packing and logging PCs, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, and other equipment required for Africa, UK schools, and eBay Sales
Ensuring donations are sorted and assets labelled in a timely manner
Organising warehouse e.g. pulling pallets for shipments for Malawi etc. / maximising day-to-day space availability Maintaining flow of IT equipment through the process from donation to shipping
Use of pallet app to ensure all items are correctly boxed for shipping
Completion of training and usage of pallet truck
Completing stocktake checks
As a small charity we rely on the help of the many volunteers who give their time and their talents to us freely. We always need dedicated and reliable volunteers that can help out and new volunteers are always welcome.
Our main volunteering opportunity involves working directly with our animals, helping with feeding, walking and general kennel care. New volunteers start off by ‘buddying up’ with other current volunteers, who can show
them their usual routines per rota slot with a view to eventually working independently. There are 3 daily slots - Morning, Lunch & Teatime and slots can be chosen based on personal availability.
Volunteering not only benefits our animals but also provides lots of benefits for our volunteers too including:
- Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare
- Gaining new skills or developing existing ones
- Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding
- Putting something back into the community
- Developing personal skills and confidence
Please note, we rescue dogs of various sizes and on occasion, some of our animals can have certain struggles which we will try to help them with while they’re with us before rehoming. Initial confidence around dogs would be ideal, however working together with a buddy and meeting all the different dogs can help develop this.
You need to be aged 18 or over & have easy & regular access to Facebook so you can get added to our private group, where the weekly rota gets shared, along with many other discussions/notices regarding the animals for various reasons eg. health/feeding/ temporary practice changes etc. Under 18's may be able to volunteer, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
Please note that if you wish to volunteer at the centre, it does involve physical work and due to our location your own transport is essential.
You will need to complete a volunteer application form where we ask for a reference and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be invited out for a small tour of the centre & a brief demonstration of what happens at a suitable time.
After a period of time helping out in the kennels, there may be opportunities to volunteer in other roles within the charity.
MS Therapy Centre in Dundee is accepting applications from people to join their team of oxygen chamber operators. Our oxygen sessions operate 6 days a week in a non-clinical environment. Volunteers would ideally provide back-up and support to our lead chamber operators. Full training would take place on the premises. As some of our members require assistance in and out of the oxygen chamber, would ask that you are physically fit. Ideally volunteer sessions would last 2-3 hours, once a week. The chamber seats 8 people at one time.
Would you like to help train the next generation of healthcare professionals or are you thinking about a career in a healthcare setting? Why not volunteer as a simulated patient in the Clinical Skills Centre at Ninewells Hospital?
The simulated patient programme involves members of the public who volunteer to allow healthcare students to learn and practice consultation and examination skills in a safe and controlled learning environment at the University of Dundee Clinical Skills Centre.
Training on the role of a simulated patient is given prior to being introduced to the sessions.
If you would like more information about this important aspect of healthcare student teaching, please contact:
Email: email@example.com or visit our website Patient bank Programme where you can complete the Volunteer Recruitment Form.
No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our community well if we don't have good Support people in the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
Providing a number of services to support ex-service men and women and family members from the Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, and the Merchant Navy. These include giving advice and information about benefits, financial support and social activities to assist them adapting to civilian life. If we are unable to help them then we signpost them to other agencies through local contacts.
We are looking for someone to run our social media information posts, working beside the other volunteers to make our social media campaigns as up to date as possible, someone who is able to use various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Ticktok, posting on the Armed Forces Veterans social media accounts regularly as well as promoting up-coming activities and posting after an event to thank those donating, seeking the correct person to offer advice before responding to any requests on the site.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Calling all knitters and Crafters:
You can make a huge difference to the lives of children affected by domestic abuse and family breakdown in Shetland. We're seeking out talented volunteers to create some 'Worry Monsters' that will bring comfort and joy to the young folk we support during the most challenging times.
What are Worry Monsters? They're cuddly creatures with a very special power - they gobble up worries and fears! By crafting these adorable compainions, you can provide a source of comfort and reassurance for children who need it most. Our specialist CYP (Children and Young People) workers use a variety of creative and playful therapeutic techniques to support children (of all genders, ages 3+) to use their Worry Monster to help process what might be going on at home, and you can be a part of making that happen.
Here's how you can get involved:
*Knit, sew or craft your own Worry Monster using your favourite materials and colours. Let your creativity shine! There are various free patterns available online if you need an idea of where to start. A pouch or mouth to store worries would be ideal.
*Please ensure your Worry Monster is child-friendly, soft and huggable.
*Once you've finished your creation, please contact us and we'll arrange collection. We'll make sure each Worry Monster finds its way to a deserving child.
By sharing your crafting skills, you'll be providing a tangible reminder to these children that they are not alone and that their worries can be transformed into something magical. Let's come together as a community and make a difference - one stitch at a time. If you have any questions or need more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01595 692070
Lets create a world where children feel safe, loved and supported. Together we can make a lasting impact.
As a Sported volunteer you will use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally, making it even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Travel expenses in line with our policy are covered where in-person meetings occur.
Our roles include:
SHORT TERM PLACEMENTS - Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 sessions.
LONG TERM PLACEMENTS - Placements span a series of months and encompass multiple topics, or a single complex subject.
ONE-OFF SUPPORT - Kickstarts are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group's strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action.
SPECIFIC PROJECT WORK - Facilitating/delivering webinare and training, or supporting Sported itself plus much more!
We are looking for volunteers who have 3 or more years professional and/or lived experience in any of the below core support topics;
Evaluation and Impact / Facilities / Financial Management / Fundraising and Income Generation / Governance / Inclusion / Leadership Coaching / Marketing/PR / Planning (Business/Strategic) / Project Planning / Sports Development / Volunteer and Staff Management / Women and Girls / Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable.
Please note: Our members operate across the UK, and support varies depending on their needs. As such there may not currently be any opportunities within your region.
NEXT STEP: Unsure if you've got the right qualifications? Not terrible interested in sport? Don't let that stop you form getting in touch and chatting with a member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding opportunity to help community groups survive so that young people thrive.
Dunnet Forestry Trust is a community Woodland in Caithness, they are looking for someone with technical skills to help them update/revamp their Facebook and website page. This is a voluntary role to help the organisation because there is a gap in skills in this particular field with the current volunteers and development officer.