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Scotland Versus Arthritis is looking for individuals willing to lead short health walks in your area, lead on other physical activities, or facilitate virtual support groups. Full training and on-going support for volunteers will be available.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from anyone keen to become an instructor of Tai Chi or Qi Gong for arthritis.
The current Covid restrictions have meant that for many the wait for treatment may be a year or more away.
Painkilling prescriptions are seldom more than a temporary relief. Support and exercise can however offer a better way to self manage the daily on-going pain and fatigue.
In readiness for the eventual lifting of lockdown we are asking, can you spare an hour or two each month to help?
Please contact your local Development Officer, Dr. P. Neville, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07501 501114 for details.
Cruse Scotland provides a range of specialist support to bereaved people across Scotland. Our counselling and listening volunteer team have a wide range of skills and expertise working with people to help them overcome obstacles to wellbeing and find ways forward through the challenges that life can bring when dealing with a bereavement.
Like so many support organisations, we are seeing an increasing demand of our services and we are looking for qualified counsellors to join our therapeutic team. This is a unique opportunity to provide specialist intervention to support people to gain an insight and understanding into their grief. We work within a time limited model of support and ask that all volunteers work with a minimum of two clients at any given time
We are looking for trained counsellors who are supportive and non-judgemental, proactive, motivated, and open to change and demonstrate an understanding of the importance and scope of confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential. You must be a registered member of COSCA or the BACP and hold a recognised Diploma in Counselling.
We provide individual clinical supervision, with optional group supervision, frequent and varied CPD opportunities and management and administrative support from our local client teams. Due to the pandemic, we are currently delivering our services by telephone and online but will begin to offer to face to face support again when public health advice allows. We can offer training to those who are new to phone or online counselling
If you are interested in applying for this volunteer role please visit our website at Current Volunteer Opportunities : Cruse Bereavement Care (crusescotland.org.uk)
DVVA has been encouraging volunteering in Dundee for over 20 years. We help people make contact with charities and voluntary organisations where they can volunteer and we support volunteers, recognise and celebrate their work. To provide a great service, we need the help of an Administration Assistant.
Tasks would include working with our database to log all volunteering enquiries or managing the relationship with volunteers from start to finish so that they can find the volunteering role they are looking for. If time allows, you may also be asked to update the volunteering opportunities we advertise. The main tools you will work with are Email, our online database and Microsof Excel.
At the moment we are working in a hybrid model where there is some time working from home and some time in our office. You would be volunteering from our offices, at least to begin with,
Time commitment is 2 hours a week. If you are under 26, you can work towards the Saltire Awards and get recognition for your volunteering with certificates signed by a member of the Scottish Government.
CRED are looking for volunteers for a variety of services we provide. CRED support those in need with Shopping, Prescription collection, Patient Transport, Gardening, Odd Jobs, Buddy Support and Friendly Phone Calls. There is no minimum hours to volunteer, just whatever free time you have, even one hour a week can make a huge difference to those supported by CRED.
CRED also have opportunities for those interested in volunteer Coordinator and Admin roles. Own laptop/iPad required, full training and ongoing support provided. This is a working from home role.
Mentors spend one hour per week supporting an adult from an ethnic minority community in the areas of language development, employability, education or personal development.
Mentor training will be provided via What’s app /Zoom/Skype. The mentors will be matched with a suitable mentee via a conference call. The weekly mentoring can be over the phone, email or zoom/skype.
Coordinating local collection tins is just one way volunteering with Young Lives vs Cancer can make a difference to our work.
You’ll be responsible for coordinating collection tins in your local area. Please rest assured that Young Lives vs Cancer are adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Contact the team here to apply https://www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/join-our-fight/get-volunteering/from-your-community/
We are seeking individuals who can offer their time and skills towards furthering our goals, and who can take on the responsibility of being a Trustee. We seek enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in the wellbeing of children and families living locally, and who have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, and who seek to be part of a valued local organisation.
Your role as the Telephone Befriender is to engage in conversation with a client over the phone, building a rapport and engaging with them on a weekly basis (note: some befriending matches require more than one call per week). Most of the referrals come from our partners and other agencies but some are self-referrals. All referrals are due to the client being lonely and feeling isolated. It should be noted, that does not necessarily mean they are an older person living on their own. Some referrals are for younger adults who may live in a ‘busy’ household.
As a Befriender your co-ordinator will match you to a suitable client. This will be done after finding out more about both yourself and the client to see if there are similarities in personality, hobbies etc. It will not be done purely on age – often the perfect match is with different generations.
Your role will be to chat to the client, using your own phone from your own home. You will be required to actively engage and encourage conversation – sometimes this needs to be led by you, the volunteer, as there could be barriers with the clients such as: confidence, disability, speech issues etc. The Telephone Befriender will not be expected to offer advice or to ‘counsel’ the client – you are simply someone to have a chat to and be a listening ear – something for the client to look forward to each week. Befrienders should give minimal personal details about themselves and should never ‘off-load’ their own issues to a client. Your coordinator will always be there to deal with any concerns you have about any of your matches.
VASA induction training will be given and guidelines issued around safety protocols for volunteers and clients. Workshops will be available from time to time to cover areas of interest around Befriending.
A PVG check will be carried out prior to commencement as a befriender.
It should be noted that this role does not include any face-to-face befriending and no volunteer should arrange to meet with a client. Post COVID, if a one-to-one, face-to-face service was developed, appropriate training would be given then if deemed applicable.
DUTIES: The role of the Telephone Befriender will be as follows:
• To offer friendship and encouragement, via a telephone call, to a client who is isolated and lonely.
• To provide a listening ear.
• To facilitate conversation and engage with clients.
• To build up a relationship with the befriendee, giving them something to look forward to on a weekly basis.
• To commit to a minimum of 20min per week to the service.
Nitten Canaries is a brand new community singing group that meets in Newtongrange to sing for fun and enjoyment. Currently we have 6-7 members. We are expecting this to grow.
Whilst we are starting small, we are a happy, friendly group and greatly enjoy meeting to sing. At the moment the group does not intend to perform in public, but may be open to this further into the future.
The group name, 'Nitten Canaries', is reflective on Newtongrange Village's mining heritage and the shortform name by which the village is locally known. We would love to have a Musical Director who can help our group grow in confidence and ability and to have fun through singing.
Your role as Musical Director will be to direct the singers be open to the group's song choices and advise on what is manageable
Why we want you
Together we can help people facing poverty all over the world – all from right here, in this very shop. Join our friendly team as an Oxfam Volunteer and you’ll find yourself at the heart of your community, making amazing things happen.
What Oxfam does
Oxfam is a movement of people from around the world who won’t live with poverty. We have two key aims:
Responding to emergencies happening in the world now, giving vital support to people facing poverty due to conflict, climate change and natural disasters.
Empowering communities to challenge and change systems that promote inequality, so together we can beat poverty for good.
Oxfam shops have been fundraising to support Oxfam’s work since 1947, raising millions every year to support people facing poverty. Find out more about Oxfam’s work at oxfam.org.uk
The minimum age for this role is 18 because of the responsibility which comes
with handling sensitive information and supervising others. The minimum age
to volunteer with Oxfam is 14 years old so we will happily try to find an
alternative role for you in our shop. Parental consent and safeguarding
considerations will be required for those under 18. You can find out more about
safeguarding on our website.
We want to make sure everyone feels safe in our shops. Our shops comply fully
with regulations and we provide PPE.
Let’s beat poverty together.
What you will be doing
Effectively delegating responsibilities and coaching individuals and teams
Supervising volunteers and ensuring safeguarding and health and safety policies are follow and acted on as appropriate, reporting any concerns
Maximising the income from donations, Sourced by Oxfam and Gift Aid
Opening, closing and managing the shop in the shop manager’s absence
Keeping up to date with Oxfam’s internal communications and sharing any news with the shop team to ensure compliance with current requirements
The skills you need
You do not need specific skills and experience, but the following will be useful:
Enthusiastic and committed to achieving shop aims and objectives and motivating others
Ability to work within Oxfam’s policies and shop guidelines
Ability to work collaboratively with the shop manager and the shop team
Commitment to Oxfam’s values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness
Ability to work well as part of a team and under own initiative
Helpful and friendly
Ability to deal in a tactful and professional manner with confidential information and sensitive situations
What's in it for you
Ongoing training and support
Gain valuable leadership experience
Some lunch and travel costs
Improve transferable skills and boost your CV
Grow your confidence and meet new people
We can be flexible around your education, family, work, or health etc.
Possible references for future employers