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Autism Rocks want to see Fife as a place where people with Autism and their families, are accepted as valued members of the community. Their mission is to promote and provide understanding, acceptance, inclusion, education and support.
Their centre in Buckhaven is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for drop-in sessions from 10am to 2pm, with Friday evenings from 6-8pm for teen/adult sessions and Saturdays for family days from 10.00am- 1.00pm.
Within these sessions there are many different activities on offer for service users and their families, including sensory integration, arts and crafts, music therapy, lego therapy. They have a sensory garden that they maintain together giving families the opportunity to learn some new skills.
Volunteers are needed to help at any of these times & days. There will always be a Trustee present, and you will help by speaking to family members or service users who might want a chat as well as helping to run/tidy up after the various groups or help to maintain the garden.
Last updated 3 days ago
Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in and around Aberdeen who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else. The young people we work with all face different challenges in their lives such as; mental ill health, long term unemployment, low confidence and self esteem, care experienced, limited English communication skills due to being new to this country or disabilities.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; support to explore job, training and further education opportunities; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are. The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work?
• Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
• you are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour
• meetings can be face to face or virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp. There is also an opportunity to do a mixture of the two which offers a flexible and accessible approach to this volunteering role in addition to the match itself.
•matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face
If you are interested in this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you!
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (now part of the Volunteering Matters Family of Brands) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
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Everyone can feel lonely and isolated at times, especially if experiencing hardship.
In response to the effects of loneliness and isolation on peoples wellbeing (physical, emotional, social and mental health), that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated, TLC have responded to this need and further developed our befriending service to combat the loneliness and isolation felt by many in our city. Our service is provided to anyone aged 18 years and over in Aberdeen who is experiencing or at risk of loneliness or isolation. Your help as a volunteer would therefore make a real difference.
Our expertly trained and compassionate volunteers not only provide a lifeline to people, in the form of friendship, but also a helping hand to reconnect to the community, bringing joy and passion back into people’s lives.
If you would like to be a beacon of hope to someone in need, please do apply to join our fantastic team of volunteers. For further information please email us at email@example.com
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The Laurandy Day Care Centre in Wick are looking to recruit volunteers to help the elderly users of the centre. Volunteers can help socialise, chat and support staff serve Teas/coffee and lunch in the centre. This is an opportunity to get experience in the care sector and interact in a friendly social capacity. Volunteers are Not expected to undertake care sector roles, but support individuals by chatting, reading helping with bingo etc. The Day centre is open weekdays, could you offer an hour or two per week?
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Do you enjoy speaking to people and working with computers? Are you organised? You could support our Talk and Support team to run our award winning befriending groups by matching blind and partially sighted people from our waiting list into our telephone befriending groups. You would be helping people to get into one of our groups as quickly as possible and helping to end the isolation of sight loss.
We are looking for someone who is available one day each week, preferably on a Monday or Tuesday, who is comfortable using computers and computer based telephony systems and who is familiar with Microsoft Office 365.
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Diabetese Aide Forfar Shop is a fantastic way of not only recycling unwanted and no longer used items but it also raises necessary funds for Diabetes Aide. The shop is situated on Castle Street in Forfar and the role includes cleaning and arranging stock both in the stock room as well as on the shop floor, serving customers and till operation as well as making sure the shop is kept clean and organised at all times.
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HcL support people throughout the Lothians. We provide supported door-through-door transport for people with mobility challenges – either from age, disability, health issues (long-term or short-term) or additional support needs. Our services are much more than transport, they support people who would otherwise not be able to get out of their home to do their own shopping, access other local facilities, attend appointments and social activities. This support helps them maintain independence and enable them to stay in their own home for longer. We have been running our two services – Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus for 40 years now across Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian and Midlothian. We also provide transport for other community organizations for groups and events. Despatchers take passenger bookings, arrange journeys, deal with enquiries and provide information when requested. To ensure the smooth scheduling of journey requests. Using various office equipment correctly, including IT, telephone and photocopier.
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HcL support people throughout the Lothians. We provide supported door-through-door transport for people with mobility challenges – either from age, disability, health issues (long-term or short-term) or additional support needs. Our services are much more than transport, they support people who would otherwise not be able to get out of their home to do their own shopping, access other local facilities, attend appointments and social activities. This support helps them maintain independence and enable them to stay in their own home for longer. What do we mean by door-through-door support? Our drivers not only collect passengers from their front door but help passengers from inside their home and onto the bus. This can include helping them put their coat on, turning the key to lock their home and assisting them from their home to the vehicle and safely into a seat and fastening their seatbelt.
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As a St. John Scotland Patient Transport driver, you are the friendly face patients see when they’re picked up at home on their way to treatment, or from the hospital once it’s complete. You’re the person who makes life easier, who they can rely on… and have a blether with!
It will be your role to transport renal patients to and from the Renal Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) in Larbert. This service is completely free to patients. Drivers will need access to their own car and all vehicles and drivers require full insurance.
St John Scotland works in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service and local NHS Trusts to provide patient transport for people attending oncology and renal clinics. All passengers are referred to us by the Scottish Ambulance Service or NHS clinics. Our Patient Transport services are a lifeline for people who rely on us to get to hospital for life-saving treatments.
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Volunteer Drivers with Boness Car 4U will be asked to take people registered with any Bo'ness Medical Practice who have been diagnosed with cancer from their homes to places of treatment, then home again, using their own vehicles. The service the volunteers provide is much needed giving patients the dignity, respect and convenience that they deserve at a difficult time in their lives and is greatly appreciated by them.
We know that helping in this way gives volunteers a lot of role satisfaction and below we've noted more information about what the role looks like in practice, and what the expectations are so interested people can make sure it's the right role for them:
We pay our drivers 40 pence per mile for fuel used and this had no effect on any benefits the driver may be in receipt of. Insurance premiums should be unaffected but we advise drivers to notify their insurers to let then know they intend to use the car for voluntary work.
Each volunteer driver will be asked to undergo a process of safeguarding training and (in order to comply with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme) following this they will be PVG checked/gain a PVG certificate for their voluntary role with BC4U (this is cost free to the volunteer).
Drivers are issued with a clear plastic cough screen which is fitted to the vehicle headrests which provides a physical sneeze guard between the front and rear seats of the car, and are also issued with a holdall containing PPE. Drivers are notified of the name, address and phone number of the patient and the time date and location of the place of treatment. The driver phones the patient the night before the drive, confirming the time they will be picked up and due to the pandemic will ask the patient if they are displaying any of the recognised symptoms of COVID-19. At the pick up they will confirm this information and take a temperature reading of the patient using a contactless infrared forehead thermometer. The patient will travel in the back seat of the car, diagonally opposite the driver and must wear a face covering if it is safe for them to do so. On arrival at the place of treatment the driver ensures the patient has their mobile phone number to tell them when they are finished and ready to be picked up. If the course of treatment is lengthy, it may be arranged that one driver takes the patient to hospital and another conveys them home.
BC4U hopes to launch service in 2022, we are keen to build a bank of volunteers in advance of launching our services.
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